About Me

Research Laboratory

Nader Lab - Combining behavioral models of drug abuse in monkeys with brain imaging to better understand the effects of drugs of abuse.

Research Contributions

Center for Neurobiology of Addiction Treatment - Past Director (2016-2020) of the Center for Neurobiology of Addiction Treatment (CNAT), which was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse since 1991. The CNAT provided a multidisciplinary mechanism of interaction between investigators and students in the field of drug abuse research.

Center for Research on Substance Use and Addiction (CRSUA) – Current Director of the CRSUA, which is an institutionally funded translational research center established in July 2016 at Wake Forest School of Medicine. The goals of the Center are to promote state-of-the-art research, education and dissemination of evidence-based practices focusing on: (1) preclinical models that will support the development of personalized treatments for substance-related disorders; (2) population research involving epidemiology, community and policy interventions to promote population health; and (3) clinical-translational research that will generate new knowledge and contribute to our learning healthcare system.

Educational Program Involvement

Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology PhD 
Program Research Interest: Animal Models, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Sex Differences, Behavioral Pharmacology, Neuropharmacology, Aging and Cognition, Brain Imaging

Graduate Programs in Neuroscience
Program Research Interest:
Addiction and Substance Abuse, Behavioral and Systems Neurobiology, Behavioral Pharmacology, Neuropharmacology, Cognition