UCLA is internationally recognized for excellence in Addiction research, which represents a multidisciplinary and translational area of neuroscience research at UCLA. Research spans the fundamental bases of addiction from the genome to neural phenotypes and ultimately the syndrome. Ongoing programs focus on a variety of addictive disorders that include drug abuse (psychostimulants, opioids, alcohol and nicotine) and other addictions, and are supported within several NIH funded centers and training programs. The programs are particularly strong in molecular and cellular neurobiology, brain imaging, and behavioral neuroscience. Students in the Addiction FAR will join a highly interactive community where they will have the opportunity to participate in a number of seminars and courses.

List of Faculty:

Andrews, Anne Serotonin & Anxiety
Cahill, Catherine Chronic pain and opioid addiction
Cohen, Mark Functional Imaging of the Human Brain
Cooper, Ziva Neurobiology of cannabis, cannabinoids, and endocannabinoids
De Biase, Lindsay Influence of microglial cells on normal and pathological circuit function
Dean, Andrew Neuropsychology of Addictions
Evans, Christopher Opioid Systems
Fanselow, Michael Learning, Memory and Emotion
Galvan, Adriana Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Izquierdo, Alicia Neuroscience of Decision making; Addiction
Kennedy, Pamela Neural mechanisms of addiction and memory processes
Krantz, David Using Drosophila to Study Neurotransmitter Transport, Synaptic Transmission, Behavior and Disease
London, Edythe Neuroimaging Brain Function in Addictive and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Maidment, Nigel Neuropharmacology of Substance Abuse
Masmanidis, Sotiris Neural circuits of reward learning and motor control, addiction, movement disorders
Ray, Lara Genetics of Addiction Etiology and Treatment
Spigelman, Igor Neuropharmacology
Wassum, Kate Behavioral Neuroscience, Learning and Behavior, Addiction
Yang, X. William Mouse Genetic Approach to Study the Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Diseases