Yasmin Hurd, PhD
Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience and the Director of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai
Dr. Yasmin Hurd’s multidisciplinary research investigates the neurobiology underlying addiction disorders and related psychiatric illnesses. A translational approach is used to examine molecular and neurochemical events in the human brain and comparable animal models in order to ascertain neurobiological correlates of behavior. A major focus of the research is directed to risk factors of addiction disorders including genetics as well as developmental exposure to drugs of abuse.
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