Drug Abuse and Addictive Behavior

Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Neuroimaging and behavioral studies of language, working memory, motivation, and learning.
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Cellular basis of goal-directed behavior and animal models of schizophrenia.
Molecular and cellular basis of opioid drug addiction.
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
Behavioral, biochemical, and physiological analysis of learning and memory.
Cellular and molecular neuroscience; cellular and molecular regulation of monoamine transporters.