Alcohol and nicotine addiction are major economic, social and health problems that affect millions of people within the United States and worldwide. Understanding brain mechanisms that regulate addictive behaviors will greatly aid our ability to develop effective treatment strategies and reduce the impact that alcohol and drug use has on our society. Therefore, my research is focused on understanding brain mechanism underlying alcohol and nicotine abuse.

Research: Brain mechanisms mediating alcohol and drug addictions, including neuronal circuitries contributing to genetic vulnerability to alcohol and drug addiction, co-abuse of alcohol and nicotine, and alcohol relapse.

Past Affiliations
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, Biochemistry, 1968
alcohol or alcoholism psychopharmacology central nervous system alcoholism prevention alcoholism treatment neuroanatomy neuropharmacology neurobiology developmental neurobiology neurochemistry dopamine