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Event Type:  Lecture (This is an NIH Science event)
Annual Lecture:  Other
Title:  Dissection of the Neuronal Circuits and Synapses that Mediate the Effects of Drugs of Abuse
Description:  Research in the laboratory headed by Dr. Alvarez is aimed at identifying the neuronal circuits that mediate and regulate reward-motivated and compulsive behaviors. The laboratory has focused on the behaviors toward substance of abuse, such as cocaine and ethanol, in addition to consummatory behaviors towards natural rewards like food and water. Dr. Alvarez pursues an integrative approach that includes the use of electrophysiology, 2-photon laser scanning microscopy and fast-scanning cyclic voltammetry for dopamine detection together with behavioral testing and in vivo manipulation of circuit activity using optogenetic and chemogenetic tools.
Series Name:  NIH Director's Seminar Series
Videocast:  Event will be videocast LIVE on the Web
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Friday, February 24, 2017   12:00pm - 1:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
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Name:   Veronica A. Alvarez, PhD
Title:   Senior Investigator
Organization:   National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Organization(s):  [NIH] Office of the Director (OD)

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  1
Room:  Wilson Hall
Street Address:  I Center Drive
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892

Name:   Margaret McBurney
Phone:   301-496-1921
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