Sep 29 2016

Investigating novel signaling pathways in the brain that contribute to binge drinking

September 29, 2016

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


4289 SEL, 840 West Taylor St

Approximately 7.2% of adults in the United States have an alcohol use disorder (AUD). While there are a few FDA-approved treatments for AUD, new treatment strategies are greatly needed. In my laboratory, we have been investigating several novel genes in mice that alter behavioral responses to alcohol, with the goal of finding potential new targets for treatment. One of these genes, anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), is a receptor tyrosine kinase that has been studied extensively for its role in cancer. However, the normal function of ALK in the brain is not well understood. In this seminar, I will discuss how ALK signaling in the brain may contribute to binge drinking and the development of AUD. 

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Amy Lasek Nov 21 2013



Date posted

Aug 13, 2018

Date updated

Aug 13, 2018