Honoree studies the role of cytokines in escalating alcohol intake.
Michael studies how brain functioning mediates alcohol consumption and what changes in cellular functioning during binge alcohol consumption, especially during early developmental stages.
Monica studies the role of various neurotransmitters in attention and addiction severity using both basic science and translational research methods.
Rachel studies the neural mechanisms that mediate reward-related processing and how drugs of abuse can alter this system and lead to addiction.
Kati studies the involvement of NDMA receptors in the reconsolidation of cocaine-associated contextual memories that contribute to cocaine-seeking behavior.
Douglas studies the interactions between HIV-1 tat meditated neurotoxicity and cannabinoids, opiates and cannabinoids, drug discovery, and neurodegenerative illnesses.
Ian studies the impact of HIV-1 Tat on behavioral constructs such as inhibition, impulsivity, and attention and how drugs which facilitate activity of the endocannabanoid system can help attenuate this impact.
Ronald studies the role of glial cells in drug addiction.
Christina studies how drugs of abuse affect learning and the immune system.
Jacqueline studies the neural circuitry involved in drug-conditioned immune alterations.
Deirdre studies how the brain processes information about natural rewards and how drugs of abuse affect the system.