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...

July 5, 2018

The George lab, in collaboration with multiple research groups, published several studies that identify key brain mechanisms responsible for drug and nicotine addiction.

These studies 1) provide robust preclinical evidence fort the efficacy of deep brain stimu...

January 9, 2018

The George lab published a new study in collaboration with the Janda lab providing preclinical evidence that a newly engineered enzyme can degrade nicotine in the blood so that nicotine cannot reach the brain and produce dependency effects.

This preclinical st...

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)....

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 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...

November 17, 2014

TSRI Researchers Discover New Type of Neuron that Plays Key Role in Nicotine Addiction

LA JOLLA, CA – November 17, 2014 – For decades, scientists thought drug addiction was the result of two separate systems in the brain—the reward system, which was activated when a per...

September 24, 2014

 

The George lab at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has been awarded a $521,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to  evaluate the effect of nicotine vapor exposure on the vulnerability to develop nicotine depende...

August 15, 2014

A postdoctoral position will be available in the lab in a near future:

  • Succesful applicants will receive training under support from the NIH/NIAAA T32 Training grant program (US citizen/permanent residents).

  • This solicitation seeks applicants who have interest...

August 4, 2014

Latest paper published: Nicotine dependence increases the number of immature neurons in the hippocampus.

 

It was believed that nicotine and tobacco smoke decrease the production of new neurons in adult. However, previous studies have  used animal models with limited rel...

July 17, 2013

Extended access to nicotine leads to a CRF1 receptor dependent increase in anxiety-like behavior and hyperalgesia in rats.

 

Addiction Biology. 2013 Jul 22

Cohen A, Treweek J, Edwards S, Leão RM, Schulteis G, Koob GF, George O.

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

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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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