TSRI-ARC Associated Personnel Lectures

Candice Contet, Ph.D., The parasubthalamic nucleus: A new node in the neuronal network mediating alcohol withdrawal? 51st Winter Conference on Brain Research, Whistler, Canada (January 2018)

Candice Contet, Ph.D., Role of BK channels in the behavioral effects of alcohol. Gordon Research Conference on “Alcohol and the Nervous System”, Galveston, TX (March 2018)

Candice Contet, Ph.D., The parasubthalamic nucleus: A new node in the neuronal network driving excessive alcohol drinking? International Conference on Learning and Memory, Huntington Beach, CA (April 2018)

Olvier George, Ph.D., Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Substance abuse: lessons learned and where are we going.

Olvier George, Ph.D.,  Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, London, UK. The neurobiology of nicotine addiction

Olvier George, Ph.D.,  Future Leaders in Addiction Medicine, Indivior Inc., Nice, France. Plenary Lecture: The neurobiology of addiction

Olvier George, Ph.D., University of Alabama, UAB Medicine Addiction Symposium, Birmingham, Alabama. Why should we treat addiction as a chronic illness?

Olvier George, Ph.D., UCSD/SDSU General Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Evolution of the concept of addiction.

Barbara Mason, Ph.D., Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: Current Status and Future Directions for AUD Medications; Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System/University of California San Diego (VASDHS/UCSD) Substance Use Disorders Seminar; La Jolla, CA; 2018


Barbara Mason, Ph.D., Medication Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder: Current Status and Future Directions; University of California San Diego NIAAA T32 Addictions Seminar; La Jolla, CA; 2018


Barbara Mason, Ph.D., Cutting Edge Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol Use Disorders; Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System/University of California San Diego (VASDHS/UCSD) Substance Use Disorders Seminar; La Jolla, CA; 2018


Barbara Mason, Ph.D., Medication Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder: Current Status and Future Directions; University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Affairs Alcohol Misuse meeting; Fairbanks, AK; 2018


Barbara Mason, Ph.D., Taking Research Findings to the Clinic; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory course, Cellular Biology of Addiction; Cambridge, UK; 2018


Barbara Mason, Ph.D., A Human Laboratory Model for Medications Development for Alcohol Use Disorder; Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone; Marseille, France; 2018

Marisa Roberto, Ph.D., Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program and Translational Addiction Research Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, March 23rd, 2018

Marisa Roberto, Ph.D., Wake Forest, School of Medicine, NC, April 4th, 2018

Marisa Roberto, Ph.D., UNC School of Medicine, Bowel Center for Alcohol Studies, NC, April 6th, 2018

Marisa Roberto, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 24th, 2018

Marisa Roberto, Ph.D., University of California Irvine, UCI Addiction Symposium, June 12th, 2018

Marisa Roberto, Ph.D., Annual Congress of Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA, June 18, 2018. Organizer and Chair of the Symposium “Noradrenergic mechanisms at the intersection of alcohol dependence and stress.” Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, September 21th, 2018

Michael Steinman, Ph.D., Title:  Exploring risks and effects of alcohol use in older adults biological and lifestyle changes Presentation to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Members August 23, 2018


The Larry Parsons Seminar Series

The Scripps Research Institute Alcohol Research Center


Klaus Miczek, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology Tufts University, Medford, MA 

"Social stress: CRF modulation of dopamine and drug abuse”

Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00 p.m., Location: SP3040, first floor conference room Host: Barbara Mason, PhD


Neurocircuitry Lunch Seminar Series

UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center


Eric Zorrilla, Ph.D., Associate Professor Department of Neurosciences The Scripps Research Institute

“Compulsive eating: A view from the dark side"

Friday February 23rd, from 12-1 p.m., Pacific room (level 2) at 4510 Executive Drive Taylor Perry

Scripps Fellow Candidate Seminar


Christopher Zimmerman, Zachary Knight Lab, University of California, San Francisco

“Neurobiology of thirst and satiation”

Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:00 a.m. PDT

Dorris Neuroscience Center Auditorium 3528 General Atomics Court


Enrique Saez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine Scripps Research

“Beyond the brain: using small molecules to discover peripheral metabolic pathways”

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m., DNC Auditorium

3528 General Atomics Court 

Mary Kay Lobo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology University of Maryland School of Medicine

“Molecular and neuron subtype mechanisms of motivational disease”

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. PDT, W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater Hosted by: Courtney Miller

Markou Research Seminar Series

UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 


Sandra Sanchez-Roige, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD

Title: Increasing sample and phenotypic resolution for genetic studies of substance use disorders: alternative approaches

Monday, October 29,​ 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Matthew Herbert, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellowship, VA San Diego Healthcare System, Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH), 

Title: Navigating Chronic Pain with a Road Map: Biopsychosocial Perspectives and Treatment Progression

Monday, October 22, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Alexandra L. Clark, M.S., Doctoral Student SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, VA San Diego Healthcare System

Title: Vascular Mechanisms of Behavioral Dysfunction in mTBI

Monday, October 15, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Corey Keller, M.D., Ph.D., Resident in Psychiatry and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience at Stanford University Medical Center

Title: Towards personalized brain stimulation for neuropsychiatric disorders

Monday, October 1, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Peter Hajek M.A., Ph.D., C.Clin.Psych., Professor; Director of the Health and Lifestyle Research Unit, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Title: Electronic Cigarettes: Current Controversy and New Data

Monday, August 13, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Kippling Bohnert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan and Research Investigator in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR)

Title: Recent Findings Regarding Medical Cannabis Patients: From the Community to the Clinic

Monday, June 11, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB), 2071


Gregory A. Fonzo, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

Title: Corticolimbic mechanisms of affective disorder vulnerability, expression, and treatment

Monday, March 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB), 2071


Stephen E. Robinson, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, NIMH MEG Core Group

Title: ADROiT: Average Decay Rate of Information Transport Between Brain Regions; Preliminary Study of Differences Between Schizophrenics and Normal Control Subjects.

Monday, March 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Daniel Fulford, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and Psychological & Brain Sciences Boston University

Title: Motivation, Mobile Technology and Meaningful Outcomes for People with Schizophrenia

Monday, February 12, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Bryan Heckman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Addiction Sciences Division, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical Univ. of South Carolina (MUSC), Assoc. Research Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center (HCC)

Title: Time to Push the Needle: mHealth to Accelerate Population Health

Monday, February 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Nolan Williams, M.D., Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and Director, Stanford Brain Stimulation Laboratory

Title: Rapid-Acting Antidepressants: Deconstructing One and Constructing Another

Monday, January 22, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071