Introduction to CTNA
MissionThe CTNA's mission is to promote the translation of basic neuroscience advances into clinical neuroscience insights in the study of alcoholism. The CTNA conducts interdisciplinary research by combining neurochemical, physiological, and behavioral measurements within studies.
The CTNA is designed to bridge the gap between the basic and clinical neuroscience of alcoholism. Using cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, the main objectives are:
- To understand how sensitivity to reward contributes to the vulnerability to alcoholism.
- To investigate the role of glutamate circuits to the vulnerability to alcoholism.
- To characterize the factors influencing the transition from vulnerability to habitual use.
- To develop and test novel treatments for alcoholism