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Robert O. Messing M.D.
Principal Investigator,
Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology, and Pharmacology/Toxicology

Dr. Messing received his BA with Honors in History in 1974 and his MD in 1979, both from Stanford University. He trained in Internal Medicine from 1979-1981 at the University of Virginia, and then in Neurology at UCSF from 1981-1984, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at UCSF from 1984-86 with David A. Greenberg MD, PhD. He became a faculty member in Neurology at UCSF in 1986, and served as a member of the UCSF Neuroscience Graduate Program and a Principal Investigator at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, where he became Vice President for Internal Affairs and the founding Director of the NIAAA-funded Alcohol Center for Translational Genetics at UCSF from 2008-2013. In 2013 he was recruited to the University of Texas at Austin and served from 2013-15 as the Vice Provost for Biomedical Sciences to help launch the Dell Medical School.  From 2015-17 he served as Associate Dean for Research Development for the Dell Medical School. In September 2017 he became director of the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research at UT Austin.

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Rajani Maiya, Ph.D
Research Scientist

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Matt Pomrenze                                                            Jingyi Wang Ph. D.
Neuroscience Graduate Student                               Research Scientist

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Simone Giovanetti                                                        Andrea Beckham
Lab manager                                                                 Research Associate

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Yesha Shah
Biology Major
Business Honors Program