NIDA/NIAAA Training Overview


The Department of Behavioral Neuroscience is the recipient of pre- and post-doctoral institutional research training grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). Our focus is on the basic biological processes involved in the etiology of alcoholism and drug addiction. More

Training Site

The training program includes investigators with faculty appointments at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), with laboratories there, at the affiliated and physically incorporated Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), the nearby Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), and Portland State University (PSU). More

Level of Focus

The strengths and research directions of the training faculty comprise laboratories representing four levels of focus, although most investigators are obviously not strictly bound by a given level. The first of these is represented by laboratories working principally at the cellular/molecular/biochemical level to investigate processes mediating drug responses. More

Common Research Themes

The studies ongoing in the laboratories of the Training Faculty have several commonalities, reflecting a high degree of collaboration among laboratories. Four areas of commonality are selected from the many currently in place to illustrate the collaborations in Portland. More

Other Trainee Activities

Trainees have access to and participate in a variety of other scientific and academic activities on the OHSU campus. Activities of our research training program overlap and are coordinated with those of the Portland Alcohol Research Center (PARC) and the Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center (MARC). More