Ph.D. in Addiction Neuroscience

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In 1994, the Psychology Department at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) established a new graduate PhD program in Psychobiology (which in 2013 became the Addiction Neuroscience program). The degree is from Purdue University for work done entirely at Indianapolis, and is administered through the West Lafayette Psychology Department.

Training Focus

The graduate training focuses on the actions and effects of alcohol and drugs of abuse on brain function and brain development, as well as on brain mechanisms of addictive behavior. The expertise of the faculty includes behavioral neuroscience, psychopharmacology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology and developmental psychobiology.

Program Emphasis

Faculty interest and program emphasis are in psychopharmacology and neurochemistry of alcohol and drugs of abuse, the behavioral genetics of alcohol abuse, behavioral and neurobiological consequences of developmental exposure to drugs of abuse, and use of animal models in drug abuse research.


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Primary Training Faculty

Stephen L. Boehm, II

Cristine L. Czachowski

Charles R. Goodlett

Nicholas J. Grahame

Christopher C. Lapish

Marian L. Logrip

Bethany Neil-Beliveau


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