Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai

Labs and Programs

Our preclinical, translational, and clinical scientists, with a broad range of expertise, perform research that is helping us uncover new insights into addictive disorder. The research we conduct in our laboratories and programs is helping to deliver bench-to-bedside research to impact the lives of people living with addictive disorders.

Synaptic Circuitry found in cellular mechanisms

Clark Neuropsychology Laboratory

Neuropsychological assessments and MRI measures of brain structure and function

Migrating neural progenitor cells labeled with cytoskeleton protein NESTIN (red) and the neuronal protenin TUBULIN (green). Nuclei are stained with DAPI (blue).

Devi Laboratory

Neuropeptides and their receptors, opiate receptor signal transduction, and narcotic addiction

MRI Scans of brains affected by dementia and addiction

Goate Laboratory

Genetics of Neuropsychiatric Disease

Basal lateral nucleus of Amygdala

Goldstein & Alia-Klein Laboratory

Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions (NARC) Research Program

Image of synapses communicating within nervous system

Han Laboratory

Cellular Neurophysiology

Image under microscope

Hurd Laboratory

Molecular Neuropsychopharmacology

Image of brain reacting to addiction

Kenny Laboratory

Behavioral and Molecular Neuroscience

Image representing change in body’s metabolism

Maze Laboratory

Chromatin regulatory mechanisms of neural plasticity and disease

Image under microscope

Nestler Laboratory

Molecular Psychiatry

Image of neuron firing signals

Russo Laboratory

Neural and Immune Mechanisms of Psychiatric Illness

Lab slide of brain matter displaying age-related cognitive decline

Schaefer Laboratory

Brain Epigenetics

Neurotransmitters activating G protein-coupled receptors

Slesinger Laboratory

Membrane Excitability & Disease

RGS proteins (Regulators of G protein signaling) in the brain

Zachariou Laboratory

Cellular Neuropharmacology