M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Chair Emeritus in Molecular Biology | Director, Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism (INIA) | Associate Director, Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research
Molecular actions of drugs of abuse on brain signaling systems; genetics of alcohol susceptibility.
Adron Harris received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of North Carolina in 1973 and conducted his postdoctoral work at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Harris served as President of the Research Society on Alcoholism from 1993-1995 and is currently President of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism. He served as the Director of the Alcoholism Research Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine from 1992-1998. In 1998 he moved to The University of Texas where he holds the M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Chair in Molecular Biology and is Associate Director of the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research. His research is focused on the molecular sites of alcohol action in the brain, and the molecular changes in the brain that are responsible for alcohol dependence.