Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Addiction Research

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute faculty have a wide range of research programs focused on the cellular, molecular and behavioral correlates of addiction to alcohol, cannabis, methamphetamine, nicotine, opiates and even food. Investigators are interested in the mechanisms and consequences of alcoholism, drug addiction, and obesity.

The NIAAA-funded Indiana Alcohol Research Center is comprised of both Stark Neurosciences Research Institute faculty and collaborators from the Addictions Neuroscience Graduate Program at IUPUI, and supports thematic research in the genetic determinants of alcoholism.

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute research areas include, but are not limited to, behavioral pharmacology, electrophysiology, microdialysis, genetics, novel human interventions, alcohol administration paradigms (both preclinical and human), and human behavioral and neuroimaging studies.

Faculty Investigators

R A. Chambers, MD

R A. Chambers, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Chair, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Andy Hudmon, PhD

Andy Hudmon, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
David A. Kareken, PhD

David A. Kareken, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology