October 17, 2018

The George lab demonstrates that a novel enzymatic approach that prevents nicotine from reaching the brain not only decrease the level of nicotine dependence, but also decreases compulsive nicotine intake and relapse in animal models.

In a study published online in Scie...

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...

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 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...

June 17, 2013

Addiction as a stress surfeit disorder

Neuropharmacology. 2013 Jun 6

Koob GF, Buck CL, Cohen A, Edwards S, Park PE, Schlosburg JE, Schmeichel B, Vendruscolo LF, Wade CL, Whitfield TW Jr, George O

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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

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