March 26, 2019

This new paper identify a key brain network responsible for alcohol dependence and demonstrates that it is possible to reverse the desire to drink in alcohol-dependent rats by targeting this specific group of neurons using lasers.

In a new study published...

October 14, 2018

The George lab identified the orphan receptor GPR139 as a potential target for the treatment of compulsive alcohol drinking and hyperalgesia during alcohol withdrawal.

This study, lead by Dr. Jenni Kononoff provides 

robust preclinical evide...

July 5, 2018

Dr. de Guglielmo from the George lab published a new study in collaboration with the Palmer lab (UCSD) that provide robust preclinical evidence that a novel compound called pBBG is more effective in reducing alcohol intake in dependent rats than in nondepende...

August 26, 2017

The George lab published a new study providing preclinical evidence that several months of alcohol binge-like drinking facilitates the transition to compulsive-like alcohol drinking, but that regular drinking ultimately leads to similar level of compulsive drinking.

Thi...

August 25, 2017

Postdoc Position available, apply here

Research Description:

The George lab is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position (Research Associate) available now. The successful applicant will receive training under NIAAA- and/or NIDA-funded research programs (R01/U01)....

May 27, 2017

The George lab published a new invited review in collaboration with Dr. Bruce Hope at the National Institute on Drugs of Abuse (NIDA) on the identification of specific neuronal ensembles responsible for different aspects of alcohol use disorder.

This review is part of a...

April 11, 2017

The George lab published a new study providing preclinical evidence that self-administration of alcohol vapor produces alcohol dependence in rats.

This preclinical study lead by Dr. de Guglielmo (Senior Research Associate in the George lab) demonstrates voluntary induct...

February 10, 2017

Postdoc Position available, apply here

Research Description:

The George lab (www.oliviergeorge.com) is seeking applications for postdoctoral traineeships. The successful applicant will receive training under support from a Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN...

June 23, 2016

Larry Parsons passed away 2 days ago and we all lost a part of ourselves in the process.

It has been a very rough couple of days for us, for every single lab in the department, at TSRI, for so many scientist throughout the country and most importantly for Larr...

July 29, 2015

Increasing awareness of the dramatic impact of drug addiction on our society and providing novel therapeutic approaches to cure drug addiction are key missions of TSRI researchers in the George lab.

 

LA JOLLA, CA – July 29 2015 – Nature Outlook: Addiction is a very int...

July 6, 2015

A new paper published in collaboration with Leandro Vendruscolo and the Barbara Mason lab provide robust evidence that mifepristone reduces alcohol drinking in rats and humans.

 

LA JOLLA, CA – April 21, 2015 – The present studies indicate that attenuation of GR function...

July 6, 2015

Researcher from Florida State University joins the lab as a new Research Associate.

 

LA JOLLA, CA – July 6, 2015 – Adam Kimbrough recently obtained his Ph.D. from Florida State University. His research as a graduate student was focused on the molecular pathways involved...

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...

January 16, 2015

Postdoc Position available immediately, apply though link.

 

http://hr.scripps.edu/jobs/postdoc_positions/cnad

 

 

Research Description:

The George lab (www.oliviergeorge.com) is seeking applications for postdoctoral traineeships. The successful applicant will receive t...

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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

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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.

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