Drug Abuse and Addictive Behavior

Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Neuroimaging and behavioral studies of language, working memory, motivation, and learning.
Developing a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which synaptic vesicles dynamically load, retain and release neurotransmitters such as dopamine and how these processes contribute to neuropsychiatric illnesses
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.
Circadian rhythms of psychiatric disorders
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
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.