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Clinical Neuroscience Division

2013-2014 Addiction Research Seminar Series

Held from 12pm-1pm in the Institute of Psychiatry Auditorium (67 President Stunless otherwise indicated

Sept 5, 2013

Alexxai Kravitz, PhD
Investigator, Energy Homeostasis Section, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD

“Motion and Emotion in the Basal Ganglia”

Sept 19, 2013

Todd E. Thiele, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Director of the Biobehavioral Neuroscience Program, & Director of the Neurobiology of Addictive Behaviors Laboratory, University of North Carolina

“Recruitment of Neuropeptides within the Extended Amygdala during Binge Ethanol Drinking: Mechanisms Underlying the Transition to Ethanol Dependence”

Oct 3, 2013

Sherry McKee, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Director, Yale Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory

"Targeting the noradrenergic system for gender-sensitive medication development for tobacco dependence"

Oct 17, 2013

Terry Robinson, PhD
Elliot S. Valenstein Distinguished Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Director of the NIDA Training Program in Neuroscience at Michigan

“Individual variation in resisting temptation: implications for addiction”

Nov 7, 2013

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Nov 21, 2013

Dieter Meyerhoff, PhD
Professor in Residence, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

“MR Neuroimaging of Relapse Prediction and Glu Homeostasis in Alcohol Dependence” 

Dec 5, 2013

Marisela Morales, MS, PhD
Senior Investigator, NIDA-IRP, Intramural Research Program of the National Insitute on Drug Abuse

"From CRF to the Discovery of Glutamatergic Neurons in the Midbrain Dopamine System"

Dec 19, 2013

Mark S. Brodie, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Illinois at Chicago

"Acute and Chronic Actions of Alcohol in the Ventral Tegmental Area: Electrophysiological Studies in Brain Slices"

Jan 2, 2014


Jan 16, 2014

Gregg Stanwood, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

"Exploiting Brain-Gut Interactions in Treating Addiction - New Roles for GLP-1 Receptors in Cocaine Abuse"

Feb 6, 2014

Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago

"Neurocognitive Targets for the Treatment of Gambling Disorder"

Feb 20, 2014

C. Neill Epperson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

"Progesterone and Neurosteroid Effects in Nicotine Dependent Men and Women"

March 6, 2014

Jaideep Bains, PhD
Professor, AI-HS Senior Scholar, Physiology & Pharmacology, Hotchkiss Brain Institute

"Temporal Plasticity Windows Following Stress"

March 20. 2014

Linda Rorick Kehn, PhD
Principal Research Scientist, Neuroscience Drug Discovery, Eli Lilly & Co.

"Preclinical and Clinical Translational Biomarker and PET Studies on the kappa Opioid Receptor Antagonist, LY2456302, for the Treatment of Mood and Addictive Disorders"

April 3, 2014

Women's Health Research Day

Larry Cahill, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior School of Biological Sciences,UC Irvine

"Sex and Hemisphere Influences on Emotional Memory: The Burden of Proof has Shifted"

April 17, 2014

Courtney Miller, PhD
Assistant Professor of Metabolism & Aging at Scripps, Florida Campus

"Preclinical and Clinical Translational Biomarker and PET Studies on the Kappa Opioid Receptor, LY2456302, for the Treatment of Mood and Addictive Disorders”

May 1, 2014

Rita Z. Goldstein, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Department of Neuroscience, Friedman Brain Institute (secondary), & Chief, Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions (NARC) Research Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

“Targeting the prefrontal cortex and cognition for intervention in addiction”

Updated May 2014

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