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NIDA Training Grant

Participating Departments

Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Psychology



Medical Center Funds

Shared Use Facility


Program Faculty

Predoctoral Training

Dissertation Research 

Postdoctoral Training

Career Development

Welcome To 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.

Contact Info
Dr. Lou Hersh
University of Kentucky
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
741 S. Limestone Ave
Lexington, KY 40536
Office: 853-323-5549
Fax: 859-257-2283


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