The Molecular Basis of Drug Abuse Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training Program is designed to provide training in molecular and cellular aspects of drug abuse research. The program has has dramatically facilitated the coordination of training and collaboration of research efforts across the UW School of Medicine, bringing strong researchers and research programs together to further the study of the molecular aspects of drug receptor signaling mechanisms.
Psychology Fellowship, Research Fellowship, T-32 Training Grant
Trainees work closely with investigators at the University of Washington Center for Drug Addiction Research who study 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 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.