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Joaquín Selva

Joaquín Selva, Bc.S., Psychologist is a behavioral neuroscience researcher and scientific editor.

Joaquín Selva first became involved in psychology as a behavioral neuroscience researcher as an undergraduate. At that time, he was both a teaching assistant and a research assistant and conducted research that led to the publication of three peer-reviewed papers. Since then, his work has included writing for and working as an English editor for academic papers written by non-native English speakers.


Academic Experience

Joaquín obtained his Bachelor’s degree in psychology (with a focus on behavioral neuroscience) from Reed College in 2015. His degree also included a concentration in linguistics, philosophy, and history.



Howell, E., Baumgartner, H.M., Zallar, L.J., Selva, J.A., Engel, L., Currie, P.J. (2019). Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) and 5-Hydroxytryptamine 2c (5-HT2c) Receptor Agonists in the Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA) Inhibit Ghrelin-Stimulated Appetitive Reward. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(4), E889.  (

Brockway, E.T., Krater, K.R., Selva, J.A., Wauson, S.E., Currie, P.J. (2016). Impact of [d-Lys(3)]-GHRP-6 and feeding status on hypothalamic ghrelin-induced stress activation. Peptides, 79(1), 95-102.  (

Cepko, L.C., Selva, J.A., Merfeld, E.B., Fimmel, A.I., Goldberg, S.A., Currie, P.J. (2014). Ghrelin alters the stimulatory effect of cocaine on ethanol intake following mesolimbic or systemic administration. Neuropharmacology, 85(1), 224-231.  (”