Eight faculty members from the Jacobs School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences are conducting research supported by
the Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in
Themes (IMPACT) program.
A team led by David M. Dietz, PhD, has discovered that a
protein in the brain’s reward center, the nucleus accumbens,
regulates genes that help drive the craving for cocaine after a
period of withdrawal.
Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and
toxicology, has received the Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award
from the College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
for his research on pharmacotherapy for stimulant abuse.
Graduate student and trainee researchers and their mentors in
the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology received
positive feedback on in-depth studies they presented at the 2016
Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in