August 17, 2019

Senior undergraduate student interns Linda Reyna and Nathan Rizo gave 15 minute presentations on their research at the Annual UC San Diego Summer Research Conference on August 9th 2019. Linda Reyna, working under the mentorship of Hassiba Beljould, presented her work o...

August 17, 2019

Senior undergraduate student interns, Lani Tieu and Jennifer Ren, presented their research at the 11th Annual UC San Diego Division of Biological Science Student Research Showcase on June 5, 2019. Lani Tieu presented her work on a pre-clinical model of nicotine vapor s...

June 5, 2019

If you are interested in using the CocaineBiobank or OxycodoneBiobank for your research but do not have dedicated funding, you can apply here to a Pilot Grant program managed by the NIDA Center of Excellence in Omics, Systems Genetics, and the Addictome (OSGA). 


May 8, 2019

The George lab is excited to announce that two of our members have received awards to attend the Research Society on Alcoholism annual conference.

Marcella Hughes, an undergraduate researcher in the laboratory, received a Student Merit Award.

She will be presenting a pos...

February 11, 2019

After 13 years at The Scripps Research Institute, I am excited to announce that the George Lab will be moving to the University of California San Diego this April!

The lab will be in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmac...

January 30, 2017

Kacy Henwood and Megan Kienapfel are high school students from Colorado who received a fellowship from the PINHEAD Institute to come intern in the George Lab last summer. Kacy and Megan did a great job in the lab investigating the effects of alcohol on the brain,...

September 16, 2016

Tune in to today 2-4PM (PST) for an "Ask Me Anything" session with Dr. Olivier George

January 23, 2016

Interview with Chelsea Handler is out on Netflix. In her new documentary, Chelsea Handler explores the power of drugs, smokes up with Willie Nelson, interview Dr. Olivier George, hears addicts' stories and travel to Peru to try ayahuasca.




December 1, 2015

Elli White and Kole Shugars are high school students from Colorado who received a fellowship from the PINHEAD Institute to come intern in the George Lab last summer. Elli and Kole did a fantastic work in the lab investigating the effects of exposure to electonic cigare...

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Dr. Kimbrough will be speaking. "Brain wide neural activation in animal models of alcohol abuse and dependence"

June 22-26th, 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota

NeuroHIV Emerging Issues and Substance Abuse Joint Colloquium Nov 22-24th 2018

Dr. George will be speaking on "Identification of novel targets for cocaine and opioid use disorders using heterogeneous stock rats."

Outreach: Science Saturday Nov 17th 2018

Dr. George will be speaking on “Drug Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”

Finding new therapies to fight drug addiction: The lecture will describe the effects of drugs on the brain, including alcohol, nicotine, cocaine and opioids; why some people, but not others, develop an addiction; and highlight new therapeutic strategies to fight addiction.

Scripps Research scientists and researchers bring the excitement and passion of research to middle and high school students. Every lecture highlights the cutting-edge research occurring at The Scripps Research Institute and provides a window into the life of a scientist.

"Drug Addiction & Mental Disorders" & "Impulse Control Disorders"

Dr. George is teaching PSYC 179 and PSYC188 at UCSD in Summer and Fall 2018

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