Washington State University

Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D.

Phone: (509) 335-5803
Email: jpanksepp@vetmed.wsu.edu
Office: VBR rm 111

Current Positions

Present  Professor, IPN  WSU, Pullman, WA
1988-Present Distinguished Resrch Prof, Psychobiology  BGSU, Bowling Green, OH 
1990-Present  Adjunct Professor Medical College of Ohio, Toledo 
2001-Present  Head, Chicago Inst for Neurosurgery Chicago, IL 
2001-Present  Adjunct Professor, Psychology  Northwestern University
2006-Present  Baily Endowed Chair, Animal Well Being WSU, Pullman, WA 


1965 B.S.   University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
1967 M.S.    University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA 
1969 Ph.D.  
University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA 

Honors and Awards

2008  Lifetime Achievement Award  National Institute of Play 
2009  Oscar Sternbach Memorial Award  National Psychological Assn for Psychoanalysis 
2009  Glass Slipper Award  Intnl Experiential Dynamic Therapy Assn 
2011  The Order of the White Star  Government of Estonia 

Prior Academic Appointments

1968-1969 Instructor  Smith College, Northampton, MA 
1969-1971  Pst Doc Rsch Fellow  University of Sussex, Brighton, UK 
1971-1972  Pst Doc Rsch Fellow  Worcester Fndtn for Experimental Bilogy, Shrewsbury, MA 
1972-1974  Assistant Professor  Bowling Green State University, OH 
1974-1977  Associate Professor  Bowling Green State University, OH 
1977-1988  Professor  Bowling Green State University, OH 
1999-2000  Visiting Professor  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 


Our present research is devoted to the analysis of the neuroanatomical and neurochemical mechanisms of emotional behaviors (in the emerging fields of affective and social neurosciences), with a focus on understanding how various affective processes are evolutionarily organized in the brain, and looking for linkages to psychiatric disorders and drug addiction. 

Current Funding

Neuropsychoanalysis FDN  Multidimensional Pre-clinical Affective Neuroscience Modeling of Depression  PI 
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