Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Nicholas J Grahame Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies for Psychology, Psychology

Education

B.A. 1987, Vassar College

M.A. 1990 State University of New York at Binghamton

Ph.D. 1992 (Biopsychology)  State University of New York at Binghamton

Current Research

Behavioral Genetics, Behavioral Pharmacology

"My laboratory focuses on the behavioral genetics of alcohol seeking behavior through research on behavioral markers that characterize differences in the likelihood that animal models will seek the pharmacologic effects of alcohol. We also assess neural circuits underlying how genes and environment interact in producing alcohol-related behaviors. Using these animal models, our ultimate goal is to find better treatments for alcoholism based on the latest understanding of the behavioral and genetic mechanisms that lie at the heart of alcoholism."