The NIDA Training Grant Website
Drug Abuse Related Behavior
Our goal is to provide the fundamental
understanding of how drugs of abuse affect function at the cell and
macromolecular levels, and how this addictive transformation alters
health, and an individualís response to pharmacotherapies for the
treatment of drug abuse.
To achieve this goal, the training program will focuses on building upon
long-term strengths in drug abuse research at the University of Kentucky
(the Addiction Research Center was originally in Lexington), with
existing expertise in molecular aspects of receptor interaction and
response, neuroplasticity and disease (aging, and neurotrauma)
and the development of targeted therapeutic agents.
The program provides a unique opportunity for trainees to gain an understanding of the interrelationships between drug abuse, neuroplasticity, and disease at the molecular level.
Dr. Lou Hersh
University of Kentucky
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
741 S. Limestone Ave
Lexington, KY 40536