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10/31/2013 - George Koob Appointed Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

10/18/2013 - Gallo Research Center announces new round of awards for $20m US Army-funded research program

10/7/2013 - Thomas Südhof wins 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine October 7, 2013

8/26/2013 - Cocaine Use Leads to Rapid Growth of New Mouse Brain Structures

7/22/2013 - Scientists Identify Key Brain Circuits that Control Compulsive Drinking in Rats

6/23/2013 - Addiction Relapse Might Be Thwarted By Turning Off Brain Trigger

2/19/2013 - Gallo Center Scientists Identify Potential New Mechanism For Treating Problem Drinking

11/26/2012 - Alcohol Drinking Behavior Reduced By Inhibiting Brain Protein in Rodents

10/26/2012 - 2012 John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Award is presented to John A. De Luca, White House Fellow 1965-66

8/19/2012 - Gallo Researchers Use Pulses of Light to Change Mouse Minds

7/25/2012 - Increasing Dopamine in Frontal Cortex Decreases Impulsive Tendency, UCSF-Gallo Scientists Find

7/11/2012 - Gallo Research Center to Lead $15 Million U.S. Army-Funded National Research Program

5/2/2012 - Anti-smoking Drug Decreases Alcohol Consumption in Heavy-drinking Smokers

1/11/2012 - UCSF Gallo scientists show that drinking releases brain endorphins

12/6/2011 - Jennifer Whistler, PhD, receives $825,500 research award from Novo Nordisk

11/3/2011 - FDA-Approved Drug Might Prevent Relapse In Male Alcoholics

9/26/2011 - Wilbrecht Receives Presidential Early Career Award

9/12/2011 - Enzyme Might Be Target for Treating Smoking, Alcoholism at Same Time

1/11/2011 - FDA-Approved Drug Shows Promise as Alcoholism Treatment

11/7/2010 - Dr. Raymond L. White Awarded the Public Service Medal of the Government of Singapore

11/3/2010 - Gallo Research Shows New Compounds May Treat Both Alcohol and Cigarette Addiction

11/1/2010 - Gallo Center Researchers Find Potential New Drug Target for Alcohol Addiction

9/1/2010 - Biochemical Pathway May Link Addiction, Compulsive Eating


George Koob Appointed Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

On October 31, 2013 Gallo Center Scientific Advisory Board Member George F. Koob was named as the new Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  As Director of the NIAAA, Dr. Koob will oversee a budget of $458 million that supports alcohol-related research in areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention and treatment.  In addition, the NIAAA works with other research institutes and federal and state programs on alcohol-related issues.

Dr. Koob is presently the Chairman of the Committee on Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders and Director of the Alcohol Research Center at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.  Dr. Koob is one of the leading authorities on the neurobiology of alcohol addiction.  His research focus has been on understanding the neurocircuitry associated with acute reinforcing effects of drugs of abuse and on the neuroadpatations of these reward circuits associated with the transition to dependence. 

Dr. Koob currently serves as an active member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, providing valuable strategic guidance to our Board of Directors and input and direction for our scientific investigators.  He will be retiring from the Center's SAB when he assumes the office of Director of the NIAAA in January 2014.

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