The National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has made a five-year grant totaling $11,714,623 to The Jackson Laboratory to create a new Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction.

The Jackson Laboratory has labs and offices in Farmington.

Professor Elissa Chesler, Ph.D., the principal investigator of the grant, says, “Drug addiction is a devastating and highly complex neurobiological and behavioral phenomenon, with multiple risk factors, stages and behaviors that have proven difficult to study in combination. Our center brings an unprecedented approach to understanding the biological mechanisms behind individual risk for addiction.”

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