A complementary team of investigators from several laboratories and institutions, each bringing deep experience and knowledge in the genetic studies of specific aspects of addiction in the laboratory mouse.
New funding and partnerships are helping JAX’s Molly Bogue accelerate progress in addiction research.
The NIH has made a five-year grant totaling $11,714,623 to The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) to create a new Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction headed by Associate Professor Elissa Chesler.
Using LEGO bricks to explore the biology of addiction.
Research in the mouse illustrates that there are powerful genetic factors influencing the biological mechanisms of addiction.
Recent program at JAX focused on treating addiction as a chronic illness with genetic, environmental and social aspects, and sharing the latest efforts toward prevention, treatment, and law enforcement initiatives.
Elissa Chesler, Ph.D., attempts to make behavioral neuroscience more empirical through bioinformatics.