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Monday Jan 25th Zoe McElligott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alcohol and Amygdalar Circuits”
Monday Feb 15th Leon Coleman, M.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Toward specific immune targets for AUD: microglia, neurons, TLRs and more!”
Monday Feb 22nd Reginald Cannady, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Biology, College of Science and Technology, North Carolina A&T State University. “Exploring the Neuronal Substrates of Chronic Ethanol and Binge Drinking”
Monday Mar 15th Howard Becker, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Director, Charleston Alcohol Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Senior Research Career Scientist. “Role of Neuropeptides in Stress-Enhanced Alcohol Drinking and Relapse-Like Behavior”
Monday Mar 29th Antoinette Maldonado-Devincci, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. “Long-term sex-specific changes following adolescent intermittent ethanol exposure in C57BL/6J mice”
Monday Apr 5th Kathleen Grant, Ph.D., Chief and Professor, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University. “Mapping brain circuitry in alcohol drinking and flexible thinking”
Monday Apr 19th Weili Lin, Ph.D., Director, Professor, Biomedical Research Imaging Center, Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor of Neurological Medicine, Vice Chair of Basic Research, Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, Neurology and School of Pharmacy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Characterization of Early Brain Development using Magnetic Resonance Imaging: From prenatal to early post-natal years”
Monday May 3rd David Lovinger, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Deputy Scientific Director, Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience, NIAAA. “Contributions of Presynaptic Modulation to Striatal Synaptic Function, Plasticity and Action Control”
Monday May 17th Danny Winder, Ph.D., Director, Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research (VCAR)
Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Professor, Departments of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Pharmacology, and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt School of Medicine. “Exploring an Insular-BNST Circuit in Mouse and Human: The Struggle is Real”
Monday May 24th


Monday, June 7th Patricia Molina, MD, Ph.D., Director, Richard Ashman, Professor and Chair Department of Physiology, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence, LSUHSC New Orleans. Translational Approach to Biomedical Comorbidities Associated with Risky Alcohol Use”