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Hayden Wright completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Washington State University in 2024, during which he investigated the endocannabinoid regulation of the lateral habenula, a brain region crucial for emotional and behavioral responses to stress. His research interests center on employing a multifaceted approach, incorporating fiber photometry, site-specific pharmacology, deep-learning behavioral classifiers, and ex vivo patch clamp electrophysiology, to elucidate how stress affects neurocircuits that govern physiology and behavior. Currently, his research focuses on examining the mechanisms through which exposure to hypoxic stress alters the modulation of cardiorespiratory function by the nucleus of the solitary tract.