Piero joined the lab in September 2023 as a research assistant following the
completion of his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Concordia University.
Prior to his arrival at the lab, he worked at Concordia’s Center for Studies in
Behavioral Neurobiology where he studied animal models of heroin addiction.
Here, he completed his undergraduate honours thesis on the impact of
increased heroin availability on punishment-induced abstinence and stress-
induced relapse in rats. At the lab, he contributes to ongoing research projects
involving the evaluation of cognition, and overall behaviour, in mice using the
Bussey-Saksida Touchscreen Cognition Systems.
Outside the lab, he loves to watch and play soccer (when he is not injured), and
is a lifelong supporter of Arsenal Football Club, a London based soccer team.