September 18, 2014
Rueben Gonzales, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
University of Texas at Austin
"Ethanol Experience Induces Neurochemical Plasticity in Brain Dopamine Systems"
October 2, 2014
Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"Sexual Discounting: Acute Effects of Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Alcohol on the Behavioral Economics of HIV Risk in Humans"
October 16, 2014
Louk J.M.J. Vanderschuren, Ph.D."
Professor, Divison of Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
"All work and no play"
November 6, 2014
Graeme Mason, PhD
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine
"Alcohol and Brain Metabolism"
November 20, 2014
December 4, 2014
Nigel Bamford, Ph.D.
Associate Professorm Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychology, Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington
"How Acetylcholine Creates a Path to Addiction"
December 18, 2014
Thomas Kash, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"The Role of Modulation in Shaping Emotional Behavior"
January 15, 2015
Marcelo Febo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
"Exploring the Connections in Addiction: Altered Brain Functional Connectivity with Drugs of Abuse"
February 5, 2015
Veronica Alvarez, Ph.D.
Tenure Track Investigator, National Institutes of Health
"Synaptic mechanisms controlling reward-motivated behaviors"
February 19, 2015
George W. Huntley, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and the Friedman Brain Institute; Co-Director, Neuroscience Graduate Training Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
March 5, 2015
Susan F. Tapert, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
March 19. 2015
Tom Kelly, Ph.D.
Robert Straus Professor & Vice-Chair, Department of Behavioral Science, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Kentucky
April 2, 2015
Andrea King, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, The University of Chicago
April 16, 2015
Rajita Sinha, Ph.D.
Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Child Study, Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry, Director, Yale Stress Center (yalestress.org), Deputy Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation
May 7, 2015
Stephanie Borgland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
May 21, 2015
Lique Coolen, PhD
Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology & Anatomical Sciences, University of Mississippi