The Neuropharmacology of Addiction

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Karen

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Szumlinski

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Project Description

Students will be involved in assaying the behavioral and biochemical effects of pharmacologically altering glutamate transmission in animal models of drug addiction and alcoholism. 

Undergraduate Contribution

Students will be involved in the daily behavioral testing of mice or rats to include drug self-administration, emotional or cognitive testing.  

Requirements/Application Instructions

Students must be able to dedicate at least 10 h/week in the laboratory.  Students with current allergies to animals are strongly discouraged from applying for health and safety concerns.

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