Integrative Neurosciences Initiative on Alcoholism, INIA-Stress

Michael A. Langston, Department of Computer Science, University of Tennessee
The INIA-Stress consortium characterizes stress and alcohol effects on the nervous system at all levels, and in organisms ranging from mice to monkeys and humans. We employ a wide range of technologies including genetic analysis and measurements of ion channel function, synaptic activity and activity of neurons within active circuits in vivo, as well as analysis of stress-related behaviors and alcohol intake. The INIA has increased our understanding of the molecular, cellular and systems-based neuroadaptive changes that take place in the brain as a consequence of alcohol/stress interactions. A main goal of the informatics component of the INIA consortium is to promote INIA collaboration and provide INIA information management through development of collaborative bioinformatics. A secondary goal is to promote integrative and comparative bioinformatics by developing tools for computational analysis, data mining, interoperability and data integration.
The PI for this project is Kathleen A. Grant at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. The co-PI is Daniel Goldowitz at the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics.
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