Our laboratory focuses on the identification and validation of therapeutic targets for alcoholism and drug addiction using animal models. To understand the roles of genetic components in alcoholism and drug addiction, we use various approaches in the areas of molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroanatomy, behavior, electrophysiology and pharmacology. Currently, our main research projects are:

  1. Genetic Dissection of Neuroadaptation in the Striatum and Alcoholism
  2. Alcohol and Adenosine-Mediated Glutamate Signaling in Neuro-glial Interaction
  3. Translating Alcoholism Toward Individualized Treatment: Functional Genomics and Neuroimaging