Integrative Training in the Neurobiology of Addictive Behaviors

Integrative Training in the Neurobiology of Addictive Behaviors (T32 DA043469)

Program Directors: Harriet de Wit and Xiaoxi Zhuang

Administrator: Elena Rizzo
Phone: 5-3849

Openings: 3 Predoctoral, 4 Postdoctoral

We train the next generation of addiction scientists to become rigorous and
creative investigators to understand, treat and prevent drug abuse. We
provide pre- and post-doctoral trainees with both specialized research training in their
chosen discipline, and also give them an appreciation for the broader issues related to
addiction and addiction-related research, from molecular to policy. We have an
experienced and dedicated team of researchers, in a rich and collaborative academic

Training Faculty

  • de Wit, Harriet: Human psychopharmacology of substance abuse
  • Zhuang, Xiaoxi: Dopamine signaling and basal ganglia function in motivated behaviors
  • Chen, Chin-Tu: in vivo brain PET imaging using radioactive ligands such as nicotinic receptor agonists
  • Gallo, David A: Cognitive neuroscience; human memory
  • Garcia, Alfredo: Respiratory system and opioid overdose
  • Grant, Jon: Treatment of addictive behaviors
  • Green, William: Neurotransmitter receptor assembly and expression​
  • Hedeker, Donald R: Statistical methods for substance abuse data
  • King, Andrea: Efficacy of Behavioral and pharmacological treatments for nicotine, alcohol, and other addictive disorders​
  • Margoliash, Daniel: Birdsong and reward signals in higher-order structures driving behavior
  • McGehee, Daniel: Functional role of neuronal nicotinic receptors in reward and pain transmission
  • Pollack, Harold: Drug abuse policy; harm reduction interventions
  • Schneider, John: Network epidemiology; substance abuse disorder among vulnerable populations
  • Sheffield, Mark: Memory systems, disease, addiction and trauma
  • Xu, Ming: Dopamine signaling and drug addiction
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