Monday, Jan. 8th Scott Parnell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Alcohol, cannabinoids, and primary cilia: Interactions with the sonic hedgehog pathway during early development.”

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Monday, Jan. 22nd Susan Smith, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Nutrition, The University of North Carolina of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Does Ribosome Dysbiogenesis Mediate Alcohol’s Neurotoxicity?  Novel Insights using RNA-Seq and Unsupervised Machine Learning.”

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Monday, Feb 5th Ben Hughes, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Trainee, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “GABAergic Adaptations in Prefrontal Cortex After Chronic Ethanol Exposure.”

Andrew Hardaway, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Trainee, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Central amygdala Prepronociceptin neurons regulate consummatory valence”

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Monday, February 26th Donita Robinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Alcohol, nicotine and behavioral flexibility – modeling consequences of drug exposure in animals.”

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Monday, March 12th JC Garbutt, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Medications for Alcohol Use Disorders: Science Meets Culture.”

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Monday, March 26th Melissa Herman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Plasticity in Inhibitory Control after alcohol or drugs of abuse”

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Friday, April 6th Marisa Roberto, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute. “Alcohol and Neuroinflammation in Brain”

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Monday, April 23rd Patrick Randall, Ph.D., Research Associate, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Internal Drug States: A nicotine+alcohol compound interoceptive drug cue drives reward seeking behavior”

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Monday, May 7th *BOWLES AWARD* Tamara Phillips, Ph.D., Professor and Vice-Chair of Behavioral Neuroscience, Senior Research Career Scientist, VA Medical Center. “The rough road to identification of genes that impact substance use disorders.”

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Monday, May 21st Andrew Holmes, Ph.D., Laboratory Chief, Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Behavioral and Genomic Neuroscience, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. “Alcohol: Pain, pleasure and the prefrontal cortex”

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