Alcohol Training Program Faculty

Rueben A. Gonzales

Director, Professor/Pharmacology

Neurochemistry, in vivo microdialysis, ethanol reinforcement, dopamine and glutamate systems.


Nigel Atkinson

Professor/Neurobiology

Molecular and genetic mechanisms of alcohol effects on ion channels in Drosophila


Christine L. Duvauchelle

Associate Professor/Pharmacology

Neural mechanisms of reward through behavioral, pharmacological and neurochemical means


Kim Fromme

Professor/Psychology

Psychosocial aspects of alcohol research


R. Adron Harris

Professor/Neurobiology

Molecular actions of alcohol and related drugs on brain signaling systems and molecular basis of genetic differences in alcohol susceptibility


R. Dayne Mayfield

Research Scientist/Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research

Identification of molecular mechanisms of alcohol action using genomic and proteomic approaches


Hitoshi Morikawa

Associate Professor/Neurobiology

Neurophysiology of the brain reward circuit and drug addiction


S. John Mihic

Associate Professor/Neurobiology

Molecular studies of alcohol, anaesthetics and inhaled drugs of abuse


Richard A. Morrisett

Professor/Pharmacology

Synaptic neurobiology and plasticity in alcoholism


Jon Pierce-Shimomura

Assistant Professor/Neurobiology

The underlying causes and potential cures for Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, and how drugs such as ethanol and anesthetics affect the nervous system


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