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NIAAA Intramural Research Program

Researchers in NIAAA's Division of Intramural Clinical and Basic Research (DICBR) seek to unravel the biological basis of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and related problems, and to develop new strategies for treatment and prevention.  Learn more about the intramural research program and staff from the following links and resources:    
 

       Office of the Scientific Director     Office of the clinical director   Organization Chart link

 

Labs and Clinics

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DICBR conducts research on multiple levels: cellular/molecular; animal studies; human studies of the genetics of AUD and co-morbidities; validation of novel molecular targets for alcohol use disorder (AUD); and preclinical and clinical investigations.     

Laboratories  |  Clinics  |  Clinical Research Studies |  Additional Resources

 

Principal Investigators (Alphabetical)

 

Dr Alvarez

Veronica A. Alvarez, PhD
Senior Investigator, Lab Chief  
Section on Neuronal Structure

 

 

Dr Barr

Christina Barr, DVM, PhD
Tenure-track Investigator, Acting Section Chief 
Section of Comparative Behavioral Genomics

 

 

Dr Diazgranados

Nancy Diazgranados, MD
Deputy Clinical Director
Office of the Clinical Director

 

 

Dr Gao

Bin Gao, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator, Lab Chief 
Laboratory of Liver Diseases  

 
 

 

Dr Gawrisch

Klaus Gawrisch, PhD  
Senior Investigator, Lab Chief  
Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry & Biophysics

 

Dr Goldman

David Goldman, MD
Clinical Director
Lab Chief
Laboratory of Neurogenetics

 

 

Dr Hibbeln

Joseph Hibbeln, MD
Tenure-track Investigator, Section Chief
Section on Nutritional Neuroscience   

 

 

 

Dr Holmes

Andrew Holmes, PhD
Senior Investigator, Lab Chief  
Laboratory of Behavioral and Genomic Neuroscience

 
 
 
 
 

Dr. Hee Yong Kim

Hee-Yong Kim, PhD  
Senior Investigator, Lab Chief   
Laboratory of Molecular Signaling  

 

 

 

Dr Kunos

George Kunos, MD, PhD  
Scientific Director, Lab Chief  
Laboratory of Physiologic Studies

 

 

 

Dr. Mary R. Lee

Mary R. Lee, MD  
Staff Clinician  
Section on Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology

 

 

Dr. Leggio

Lorenzo Leggio, MD, PhD, MSc  
Tenure-track Clinical Investigator, Section Chief  
Section on Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology  

 

Dr. Lohoff

Falk W. Lohoff, MD  
Lasker Clinical Research Scholar, Section Chief  
Section on Clinical Genomics and Experimental Therapeutics  

 
 
 

Dr Lovinger

David Lovinger, PhD
Deputy Scientific Director, Lab Chief
Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience  

 

 

Dr. MomenanReza Momenan, PhD  
Unit Director
Clinical NeuroImaging Research Core  

 

 

 

Dr Pal Pacher

Pal Pacher, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator, Lab Chief 
Laboratory of Cardiovascular Physiology and Tissue Injury  

 

 

Dr. Ramchandani

Vijay A. Ramchandani, PhD  
Tenure-track Investigator, Section Chief
Section on Human Psychopharmacology  

 

 
 
 

Dr. RamsdenChristopher Ramsden, MD
Tenure-track Investigator, Unit Chief
Lipid Mediators, Inflammation and Pain Unit   
Joint Clinical Appointment with NIA/NIAAA  

 

 
 

Dr. Rice

Kenner Rice, PhD
Senior Investigator, Branch Chief
Chemical Biology Research Branch
Joint lab with NIDA  

 

 

Dr. SongByoung J. (B.J.) Song, PhD
Senior Investigator, Unit Chief 
Unit of Molecular Biology,  
Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics 

 

 

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Richard Veech, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator, Lab Chief  
Laboratory of Metabolic Control  

 

 

Dr. Vogel

Steven Vogel, PhD
Senior Investigator, Acting Section Chief
Section on Cellular Biophotonics

 

 

Dr. Volkow

Nora D. Volkow, MD
NIDA Director, Senior Investigator, Lab Chief  
Laboratory of Neuroimaging

 

Dr. Gene Jack Wang

Gene-Jack Wang, MD
Senior clinician & Lab clinical director
Laboratory of Neuroimaging

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources

 

NIAAA DICBR Overview

DICBR Organization Chart

Office of Laboratory Animal Science (OLAS)

Intramural Research & Training

 

 

 

 

Reviewed July 2017