Christine Rabinak Ph.D.

Christine Rabinak Ph.D.


Associate Professor


Pharmacy Practice

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 2136




Christine Rabinak Ph.D.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Biological Psychology, University of Michigan, 2009
  • M.S. in Biological Psychology, University of Michigan, 2006
  • B.S. in Psychology, University of Iowa, 2004

Positions and Employment

  • Associate Professor, Wayne State University, 2019-present
  • Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, 2014-2019
  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, 2013-2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, 2010-2013
  • Research Associate, University of Michigan, 2009-2010
  • Junior Research Scientist, New York University, 2009

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of aversive learning and memory, threat perception and emotion regulation
  • Cannabinoid involvement during fear extinction learning and retention
  • Biomarkers of development, maintenance and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety disorders

Recent Publications

Please see Dr. Rabinak's bibliography on PubMed for a current list of publications.

Laboratory Web Site

Translational Neuropsychopharmacology Lab