Uri Shalev received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Tel Aviv University. After completing his postdoctoral training with Dr. Yavin Shaham at the National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH in 2002, he headed the behavioral laboratory in D-Pharm Ltd., Rehovot, Israel. At the same time, he was appointed a senior lecturer at the Academic College Tel Aviv-Yaffo. In 2004 he joined the Department of Psychology and the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology at Concordia University, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He held a Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of Drug Abuse (Tier II; 2004-2015). His research involves two main themes: 1) Elucidating the brain mechanisms that underlie stress-induced relapse to drug abuse. 2) Comorbidity of drug abuse with eating disorders.