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The Neurobiology of Addiction Research Center (NARC)

Seminars & Events

The NARC offers bimonthly seminars in collaboration with the other two addiction research centers that focus on basic and clinical research in addiction. The speakers are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field of addiction. Prior to each seminar there is a journal club meeting that discusses selected works of the speaker. In addition, there are updates for the lay public on the biology and clinical treatment of addiction.

In addition to this web page, there are other websites maintained in part by the NARC to provide the most up to date information on addiction, clinical trials and various help lines (buttons). Finally, as part of brain awareness week NARC faculty partake in special teaching sessions in primary schools in the Charleston area.

Archived Schedules

Addiction Research Seminar Series
Fall 2012/Spring 2013

  • 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
  • September 6, 2012 - May 16, 2013
  • 12:00 -1:00 pm in IOP Auditorium unless otherwise indicated

Date

Guest Speaker

Seminar Title

Host

September 6, 2012

David Weinshenker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine

 “Mechanism of disulfiram-induced cocaine abstinence”

Brady/See
Psych (SCOR)

(Jennifer Peterson 2-2388)

September 20, 2012

Barry Setlow, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine

“Cost-benefit decision making and drugs of abuse”

Kalivas/See
Neuroscience

(Katy Donovan 6-2339)

October 4, 2012

Marisa Silveri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

"Ontogeny of Alcohol Sensitivity and the Role of Brain GABA during Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood"

Becker
Psych

(Bob Peiffer 2-5217)

October 18, 2012

(SFN 10/13-17)

Hendree Jones, Ph.D.

Senior Research Psychologist, Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Program, Research Triangle Institute

 “Ontogeny of Alcohol Sensitivity and the Role of Brain GABA during Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood”

Brady/See
Psych (SCOR)

(Jennifer Peterson 2-2388)

November 1, 2012

CANCELLED

NA

Kalivas
Neuroscience

(Katy Donovan 2-6339)

November 15, 2012

Richard A. Morrisett, Ph.D.

Professor, The University of Texas a Austin

"Accumbal Metaplasticity: An Engram Encoding Alcohol Exposure and Reward?"

Becker
Psych

(Bob Peiffer 2-5217)

December 6, 2012

Shiffman moved to January 3rd

NA

Brady/See
Psych (SCOR)

(Jennifer Peterson 2-2388)


December 20, 2012

CANCELLED

Jaideep S. Bains, Ph.D.

Professor, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary


NA

Kalivas
Neuroscience

(Katy Donovan 2-6339)

January 3, 2013

Saul Shiffman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

"Intermittent Smoking: Do We Need A New Model of Dependence?"

Becker
Psych

(Bob Peiffer 2-5217)

January 17, 2013

George Siggins, Ph.D.

Professor 
Department of Molecular and Integrative Neurosciences 
California Campus, Scripps Research Institute

“The Drugged Synapse: Regulation by Neuropeptides and Neuroimmune Factors”

Brady/See
Psych (SCOR)

(Jennifer Peterson 2-2388)

February 7, 2013

Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

“Heritable Alterations in the Epigenome in Response to Cocaine."

Kalivas/McGinty

Neuroscience

(Katy Donovan  6-2339)

February 21, 2013

Marisa Roberto, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, The Scripps Research Institute

“Amygdalar synaptic neuroadaptations associated with alcohol dependence”

Becker

Psych

(Bob Peiffer 2-5217)

March 7, 2013

Sue Carter, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Co-director, Brain and Body Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

"The Neurobiology of Oxytocin: Implications for Addiction"

Brady/See

Psych (SCOR)

(Jennifer Peterson 2-2388)

March 21. 2013

(Spring Break)

Garret D. Stuber, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,
 Departments of Psychiatry & Cell and Molecular Physiology, 
UNC

"Dissecting the neural circuits that mediate reward and aversion"

Kalivas

Neuroscience

(Katy Donovan  6-2339)

April 4, 2013

Patricia Janak, Ph.D.

Professor, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California at San Francisco

"Striatal Contributions to Alcohol Seeking"

Becker

Psych

(Bob Peiffer 2-5217)

April 18, 2013

Harriet de Wit, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago

"TBA"

Brady/See

Psych (SCOR)

(Jennifer Peterson 2-2388)

May 2, 2013

Sukumar Vijayaraghavan

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Colorado at Denver Medical School

"Nicotinic Receptmors: Reading Smoke Signals Or Who Needs an Action Potential"

Kalivas

Neuroscience

(Katy Donovan  6-2339)

May 16, 2013

Ian M. Colrain, Ph.D.
Director, Human Sleep Research Laboratory, SRI International

"TBA"

Becker

Psych

(Bob Peiffer 2-5217)
 
 
 

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