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Behavioral Pharmacology Research Seminar Series

FALL 2016 | SPRING 2017
Unless otherwise noted, the seminars are held on Wednesdays at 2:30 PM.

LOCATION VARIES: Asthma and Allergy Center (AAC) OR the Carroll Auditorium (CA) at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The seminars are open to everyone.

View our past speaker series: 2015/2016.

For additional information contact Brantley Jarvis at

FALL 2016
Oct 26CAAndrew Strasser, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaApplying Behavioral Laboratory Research to Inform Tobacco Regulation
Nov 2AACElliot Stein, Ph.D.Chief, Neuroimaging Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Intramural Research ProgramNetwork and Circuit Dysregulation in Addiction: Towards an Addiction Imaging Biomarker
Nov 30AACMehmet Sofuoglu, M.D., Ph.D.Director, VA New England MIRECC, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of MedicineSex as a biological variable in addiction research
Dec 14AACThomas Eissenberg, Ph.D.Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityElectronic Cigarettes: What Are They and What Do They Do?
Feb 8AACZuzana Justinova, M.D., Ph.D.National Institute on Drug AbuseNew pharmacological targets for treatment of cannabinoid and nicotine addiction: Evidence from non-human primates.
Feb 15AACLorenzo Leggio, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug AbuseThe gut in the brain: A novel approach to develop treatments for alcohol use disorder.
Feb 22AACStaci Gruber, Ph.D.Harvard Medical School, McLean HospitalHitting the high points: Examining the impact of marijuana on the brain

Mar 15

Apr 5AACRobert Schwartz, M.D.Friends Research InstituteTreatment of opioid use disorder in the criminal justice system: Recent findings
Apr 12CAJonathan Katz, Ph.D.National Institute on Drug AbuseThe vital role of behavioral pharmacology in the era of behavioral neuroscience
Apr 19AACErica Peters, Ph.D.Battelle Public Health Center for Tobacco ResearchClose, but no blunt: Co-administration of marijuana and tobacco in cigars
Apr 26CAChristopher Kahler, Ph.D.Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies and the Alcohol Research Center on HIV, Brown University School of Public HealthUnderstanding and addressing heavy alcohol use in cigarette smokers: From survey to experimental to clinical research
May 3AACDavid Epstein, Ph.D.National Institute on Drug AbuseDo-over: Can we rewrite memories that underlie craving?
*June 6* (Tuesday) 11 AM - 12 PMCAIvan Montoya, M.D., M.P.H.National Institute on Drug AbuseNational Institute on Drug Abuse’s medication development program
June 7AACShadi Nahvi, M.D., M.S.Albert Einstein College of MedicineOptimizing smoking cessation medication treatment among smokers with opioid use disorder