April 14, 2015

Addiction research laboratory: Olivier George, scripps research institute, californiaTSRI Researchers Discover Neuronal Network Behind the Facilitating Effect of Nicotine on Alcohol Dependence

 

LA JOLLA, CA – March 11, 2015 – Why do smokers have a five to ten times greater risk of developing alcohol dependence than nonsmokers? Do smokers have a greater...

March 12, 2015

TSRI Researchers Discover New Mechanism that Plays Key Role in Methamphetamine Addiction

 

LA JOLLA, CA – March 11, 2015 – Methamphetamine abuse and dependence is a major issue in the US. More than 1 million people used methamphetamine in the past year and its use is ass...

May 15, 2014

People often assume that their neurons are only there to do good things. While I mostly agree, I believe there are bad neurons in our brain, like there are bad genes in our DNA that have been conserved by evolution because they have only a negligible effect on reproduc...

April 25, 2014

This is to me one of the most important paper of the decade in the addiction field. It kicks to the curb both the incentive sensitization theory and the aberrant-learning theory of addiction and is in accordance with the opponent process theory. Good thing our lab is f...

Please reload

Follow Us
Upcoming Events

Research Society on Alcoholism

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

Summer and Fall 2018

Please reload

Featured Posts

Postdoc positions available now!

November 21, 2019

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts

February 11, 2019

Please reload