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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Marcelo Lopez   Marcelo Lopez, Ph.D.
   Research Associate Professor
   Addiction Sciences Division

    843-789-6772 phone
    843-792-7353 fax


Biographical Sketch
Dr. Lopez received his doctoral degree in Psychology from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina.  He joined the department 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.   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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