Office of Research

Center for Drug Addiction Research


The Center for Drug Addiction Research brings together investigators studying various actions of drugs of abuse (opiates, cocaine, amphetamine, cannabis, MDMA). This is a multidisciplinary group working in the departments of Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics, Anesthesiology, Biochemistry, Psychology and Psychiatry. Ongoing research activities within the Center are diverse and include molecular, genetic, biophysical, animal behavioral, and human clinical studies. The Center organizes the regular communication of research results, facilitates research collaborations, and enhances research training in this area by sponsoring monthly research meetings, inviting distinguished extramural scientists to present seminars on campus, hosting critical discussion of published literature (journal clubs), and facilitating the research training of young investigators.

Center Details

Director: Chavkin, Charles
Administering College/School: School of Medicine 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Pharmacology