Translational Addiction Research Fellowship

Fellowships in the Translation Addiction Research Program offer the opportunity for cross-disciplinary research training in the neurobiology of addiction and related psychiatric disorders. A major effort of the work conducted within the Research Program is directed towards integrating basic and clinical research in order to understand the neurobiology underlying risk factors of substance abuse disorders - behavioral (such as, inhibitory control deficit), genetics, and environment. Fellows will interact with various faculty mentors within diverse research disciplines that include neurocognitive psychology, neuroimaging (fMRI, PET, DTI), genetics, molecular and cellular neurobiology, and neuropharmacological animal models. Participating in a project that cuts across various research approaches will provide a strong multidisciplinary education that is supplemented by active involvement with other clinical and postdoctoral fellows in addiction-related journal clubs, seminars, and workshops.

Faculty
Yasmin Hurd, PhD
Jeff Halperin, PhD
Jeff Newcorn, MD
Jin Fan, PhD
Joanna Fowler, PhD
Gene-Jack Wang, MD
Janine Flory, PhD
Larry Siever, MD
Robert Ranaldi, PhD
Lakshmi Devi, PhD

Relevant articles by the Faculty

Schulz KP, Fan J, Tang CY, Newcorn JH, Buchsbaum MS, Cheung AM, Halperin JM. Response inhibition in adolescents diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder during childhood: an event-related FMRI study. Am J Psychiatry 2004; 161:1650-1657.
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Wang X, Dow-Edwards D, Anderson V, Minkoff H, Hurd YL. In utero marijuana exposure associated with abnormal amygdala dopamine D2 gene expression in the human fetus. Biol Psychiatry. 2004 Dec 15;56(12):909-15.
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Abul-Husn NS, Devi LA. Neuroproteomics of the Synapse and Drug Addiction. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2006 Apr 27.
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Flory JD, Harvey PD, Mitropoulou V, New AS, Silverman JM, Siever LJ, Manuck SB. Dispositional impulsivity in normal and abnormal samples. J Psychiatr Res. 2006 Mar 2.
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Fowler JS, Logan J, Volkow ND, Wang GJ. Translational neuroimaging: positron emission tomography studies of monoamine oxidase. Mol Imaging Biol. 2005 Nov-Dec;7(6):377-87.
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Volkow ND, Fowler JS, Wang GJ. The addicted human brain viewed in the light of imaging studies: brain circuits and treatment strategies. Neuropharmacology. 2004;47 Suppl 1:3-13.
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Schulz KP, Tang CY, Fan J, Marks DJ, Newcorn JH, Cheung AM, Halperin JM. Differential prefrontal cortex activation during inhibitory control in adolescents with and without childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Neuropsychology. 2005 May;19(3):390-402.
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Fagergren P, Overstreet DH, Goiny M, Hurd YL. Blunted response to cocaine in the Flinders hypercholinergic animal model of depression. Neuroscience. 2005;132(4):1159-71.
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Drakenberg K, Nikoshkov A, Horvath MC, Fagergren P, Gharibyan A, Saarelainen K, Rahman S, Nylander I, Bakalkin G, Rajs J, Keller E, Hurd YL. {micro} opioid receptor A118G polymorphism in association with striatal opioid neuropeptide gene expression in heroin abusers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2006 May 8; [Epub ahead of print].
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Quinlan MG, Sharf R, Lee DY, Wise RA, Ranaldi R. Blockade of substantia nigra dopamine D1 receptors reduces intravenous cocaine reward in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2004 Aug;175(1):53-9.
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