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BMRI awarded training grant on the genetic and environmental influences on addiction

Dr. Teresa Milner (Professor, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute) is Director of a new five-year T32 training grant awarded from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.   Dr. Charles Inturrisi (Professor, Department of Pharmacology) is the Co-Director.  The grant provides training for pre-doctoral students in the Weill Cornell Graduate School (WCGS) Neuroscience and Pharmacology Programs and focuses on studying the impact of genes and the environment on drug addiction.   Trainees will have the opportunity to study with collaborative faculty who unique expertise in both genetic (e.g., sex, single nucleotide polymorphisms, gene splice variants, dendritic/axonal translation and epigenetics) and environmental maternal environment, developmental stage and stress) factors that are essential for the emergence of addictive disease.  Trainees will be exposed to a broad scope of multi-disciplinary approaches and cutting edge-research with a strong emphasis on “bench-to-Bedside” translational relevance.  Together with WCGS programs and curricula, the “Addiction and Society” Course and a drug abuse focused retreat, will provide training necessary for advancing knowledge in drug abuse research.

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