Alcohol Training Program Faculty

Rueben A. Gonzales

Director, Professor/Pharmacology

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

Nigel Atkinson


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


Psychosocial aspects of alcohol research

R. Adron Harris


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

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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