Podcast: "Examining sex differences in binge drinking habits"

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Episode Summary

Dr. Amy Lasek studies the biological foundation of alcohol and drug addiction, including the neurobiological differences between men and women as they pertain to alcohol use disorder. Dr. Lasek spoke about her efforts to understand the mechanisms of binge drinking behaviors in women, as well as the important role her drug discovery collaborators play in bringing the basic science of addiction a step closer to a usable form of therapy.

Featured Researchers

Amy Lasek, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Gregory Thatcher, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
R. Ken and Donna Coit Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery
R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona

Manel Ben Aissa, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Assistant Director, UICentre
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

To learn more about the UICentre, visit https://centre.pharmacy.uic.edu


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