Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Marcelo Lopez, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
Dr. Lopez received his doctoral degree in Psychology from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. He joined CDAP in 1999 as a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Carrie Randall’s group to study the effects of alcohol and nicotine during early development. Since then, he has also been working with Dr. Howard Becker studying the effect of alcohol-dependence in mice. Dr. Lopez is an investigator in the Charleston Alcohol Research Center. He also participates in the INIA Stress consortium investigating the effect of stress and dependence in voluntary alcohol intake in mice, and the NADIA consortium evaluating the effect of chronic exposure to alcohol during adolescence. His main research interests are the effect of stress and other environmental factors in alcohol intake and relapse, and the role of learning in the development of addictive behaviors.
| Clinical and/or Research Expertise|
Alcohol, nicotine, adolescence, stress, learning
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