Multidisciplinary Training in the Biology of Alcohol Addiction (T32 AA007565)

The Multidisciplinary Training in the Biology of Alcohol Addiction (T32 AA007565) supports pre and postdoctoral trainees in the field of alcohol research. We are a group of outstanding, well-funded alcohol investigators with a solid funding base in basic, clinical, human populations research that has been successful for fourteen years in training young scientists to become independent investigators. 

Our research is carried out in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary manner so that trainees not only receive the training necessary to become independent investigators, but also as members of interdisciplinary teams of the kind that will increasingly characterize their future research careers. The research training faculty do work that is highly translational.

Many of our studies examine the same endpoints and employ the same behavioral models in multiple species. Training consists of rigorous didactic work along with intensive laboratory-based research. It is augmented by a robust curriculum in career development, including teaching and writing courses, and ethics. There are multiple opportunities for students to hone their presentation skills, including journal clubs and required research seminar presentations at least twice or more each year, depending on which graduate program they are in.

Training also benefits from distinct school resources that include a Translational Science Institute that offers courses in translational Research and state of the art imaging. We have also formed a partnership with a local treatment center that will give our students clinical exposure to enhance their understanding of the disease of alcoholism and ground their research in the real world.