Our research focuses on identifying the neurobiological basis of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as drug alcohol use disorders. We investigate the cellular and circuit alterations that occur in areas of the brain in response to excessive, pathological alcohol consumption. We are particularly interested in changes that occur in specific populations of neurons and in specific afferent projections to these neurons. We are also interested in contributions of these changes to excessive, pathological alcohol consumption. The result of the research will guide future efforts toward the development of more effective therapeutics for alcohol use disorders.

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Academic Articles28
  • Ron, D., & Wang, J. (2008). The NMDA receptor and alcohol addiction. VanDongen, A. M. (Eds.), Biology of the NMDA Receptor. (pp. 59-77). CRC Press.
Internet Publications1
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Texas A&M Health Science Center; Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics; 8447 Riverside Pkwy
College Station, TX 77843-1359