Baylor University
Psychology and Neuroscience
College of Arts and Sciences

The Alcohol Research Laboratory

The primary focus of our laboratory is the investigation of developmental, behavioral, and neurochemical aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. We use rodent models to elucidate the effects of:

• adolescent drug exposure on subsequent alcohol-related behaviors

• taurine supplementation on the pharmacologic response to alcohol

• early stress on alcohol-related behaviors

• alcohol on behavior and pharmacological challenges during the adolescent period

• adolescent alcohol exposure on the associative properties of alcohol in adulthood