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Department of Neuroscience Research

Translational Research of Addiction and
Integrative Neurosciences (TRAIN) Laboratory


The purpose of the Translational Research of Addiction and Integrative Neurosciences (TRAIN) Lab is to investigate the neural basis of drug addiction (e.g. smoking, psychostimulant abuse) and psychiatric illness (e.g. Depression, PTSD) using cognitive and affective neuroscience theory and methods.  Our approach is to provide a bridge between preclinical with human clinical trials research in order to better understand the etiology of dyregulated behavior and the effectiveness of new treatment that may ultimately, be used in the clinic. 

The TRAIN Lab is directed by Brett Froeliger, Ph.D. an experimental psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurosciences and Psychiatry.

We are currently conducting research in: Nicotine dependence; Major Depressive Disorder; and the effects of mindfulness-based interventions.  Please view our list of ongoing studies and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or wish to participate in one of our studies.