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Department of Neurosciences Plenary Grand Rounds: The Neurobiology of Temperament: A Missing Link for Understanding Drug Abuse?

(Education/Training/Seminars)

February 14
11:00 am
809 Storm Eye Institute
2013-02-08
Cheri Kubalak 2-0329 kubalakc@musc.edu

Neurosciences Plenary Grand Rounds
Department of Neurosciences
Neurology/Neurosurgery/Neuroscience Research

Thursday, February 14
8th Floor, Storm Eye Institute
11:00am

Huda Akil, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor and Quarton Professor of Neurosciences
Department of Psychiatry
Co-Director and Research Professor, MBNI
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor

Presents

"The Neurobiology of Temperament:
A Missing Link for Understanding Drug Abuse?"

Objectives:
- Consider the role of genetic, environmental factors in the initial vulnerability to seek drugs
- Consider the role of genetic, environmental factors in the propensity to become addicted to drugs
- Consider the role of specific molecules and particular brain structures in the propensity for drug seeking and in the long term consequences of addiction

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