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The Translational Center for the Neurobehavioral Study for Alcohol (TCNSA) is an NIH-funded program designed to provide an environment and infrastructure to leverage existing strengths in human, non-human primate, and rodent alcohol research to develop a translational alcohol research program at this institution.  The overarching research focus of the TCNSA is to investigate the neurobiological mechanisms that link environmental and behavioral factors like early life stress, impulsivity, and anxiety to an increased risk of alcohol abuse.  The TCNSA offers a wide range of training and educational opportunities in translational alcohol research and currently supports the following three developmental projects:

Project 1 (Dr. Tony Liguori, PI): Interaction Between Life Events, Alcohol and Impulsivity Among Binge Drinkers

Project 2 (Drs. Allyson Bennett and Peter Pierre, Co-PIs): Translational Model Development for Non-Human Primate Studies of Risk Factors Involved in Impulsivity and Alcohol Consumption

Project 3 (Drs. Brian McCool and Jeff Weiner, Co-PIs): Neurobiological and Behavioral Consequences of Social Isolation in Rodents: Impulsivity, Binge Alcohol Drinking and Serotonergic Neuroadaptation in the Amygdala 

For more information on educational and research opportunities available through the TCNSA, please contact:

Jeff Weiner, PhD
Director, TCNSA
Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Tel: 336-716-8692
Fax: 336-716-8501

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