Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
William C. Griffin, III, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
Dr. Griffin's research interests include understanding the mechanisms that underlie the urge to drink and the maintenance of alcohol drinking. Areas of active investigation include examining the adaptations in glutamatergic and dopaminergic signaling systems in the nucleus accumbens and dorsolateral striatum, brain regions known to be involved in regulating alcohol consumption. An emerging area of Dr. Griffin's research is examining the interactive effects of alcohol with caffeine on behavior and neurotransmission in these same brain regions.
Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Alcoholism, Neurobiology of Addiction
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