Fall Steelman Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Yasmin Hurd, of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai presents
October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yasmin Hurd, PhD
Director, Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai
Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacological Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Title of Talk: “Translating Addiction Drives Novel Insights for Therapeutic Interventions”
This seminar will be in 1131 Bioinformatics.
Please join us and show support for our seminar speakers!
(For those unable to attend, a zoom link is available upon request to MiMi Le.)
Host: Steelman Committee (Alcohol Studies)
Dr. Yasmin Hurd is the Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience and the Director of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai.
“Dr. Hurd’s multidisciplinary research investigates the neurobiology underlying addiction disorders and related psychiatric illnesses. A translational approach is used to examine molecular and neurochemical events in the human brain and comparable animal models in order to ascertain neurobiological correlates of behavior. A major focus of the research is directed to risk factors of addiction disorders including genetics as well as developmental exposure to drugs of abuse such as cannabis. The group also conducts human clinical trials in developing novel therapies for opioid use disorder.” ~ https://icahn.mssm.edu/profiles/yasmin-hurd
“At the Hurd Lab, our multi-prong research is focused on understanding the contribution and interplay of genes and the environment to the development of addictive disorders, and providing neurobiological insights that innovate and advance treatment and intervention. Translational research is the principal feature of our lab.”