Professors Nixon Mangieri and Dobbs
The Waggoner Center welcomes new affiliate faculty members focused on the neurobiology of addiction.
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WCAAR Research Staff

Collaborative basic research

Investigators from the Colleges of Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Pharmacy and the Dell Medical School explore alcohol and drug actions at the molecular, electrophysiological and behavioral levels. Interdisciplinary collaborations at the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research allow the development of new tools and research approaches not possible in any one laboratory.

Resetting the alcoholic brain

Resetting the Alcoholic Brain

Point of Discovery host Marc Airhart talks to Adron Harris, director of the Waggoner Center for Alcoholism and Addiction Research, about developing medications that can reduce the affects of alcoholic gene expression.

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A molecular mechanism involved in alcohol preference

Dayne Mayfield and Sean Farris are contributing authors to a paper in Science about a molecular mechanism involved in the preference for alcohol over other available, high-value rewards.