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Scientific Report 2007

Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders

Chairman's Overview


George F. Koob, Ph.D.
Chairman and Professor

Serge Ahmed, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Etienne Baulieu, M.D.
Adjunct Professor

Floyd E. Bloom, M.D.
Adjunct Professor Emeritus
Executive Director, Science Communication

Kim D. Janda, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

Michel Le Moal, M.D., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

Chitra D. Mandyam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Barbara J. Mason, Ph.D.
Head, Laboratory of Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology

Loren H. Parsons, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Luigi Pulvirenti, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Marisa Roberto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Pietro Sanna, M.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor

George R. Siggins, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

Luis Stinus, M.D., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

Michael A. Taffe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Lars Terenius, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

Friedbert Weiss, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

Eric P. Zorrilla, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Senior Staff Scientist

Robert H. Purdy, Ph.D.

Staff Scientists

Kimberly R. Buffkins, Psy.D.

Heather N. Richardson, Ph.D.

Scientific Associate

Elena Crawford Faisano

Research Associates

Lily J. Alvarez, Ph.D.

Irene Y. Choi-Muckerhheide, Ph.D.

Pietro Cottone, Ph.D.

Rebecca D. Crean, Ph.D.

Maureen Cruz, Ph.D.

Scott Edwards, Ph.D.

Olivier George, Ph.D.

Nicholas W. Gilpin, Ph.D.

Dong Ji, Ph.D.

Kaushik K. Misra, Ph.D.

Laura Orió Ortiz, Ph.D.

Francisco J. Pavon Moron, Ph.D.

Valentina Sabino, Ph.D.

Antonia M. Serrano Criado, Ph.D.

Sunmee Wee, Ph.D.


Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) immunoreactivity in the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA). Bar graph by Cindy Funk, Ph.D., research associate; immunohistochemical brain photo, by Elena Crawford, scientific associate. Work done in the laboratory of G.F. Koob, Ph.D., professor. Reprinted with permission from Funk, C.K., O'Dell L.E., Crawford, E.F., Koob, G.F. Corticotropin-releasing factor within the central nucleus of the amygdala mediates enhanced ethanol self-administration in withdrawn, ethanol-dependent rats. J. Neurosci. 26:11324, 2006. Copyright 2006 by the Society for Neuroscience.

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