MARC Research

Center Components

As a P-50 research center, the MARC brings multiple thematically related research projects together around a centralized core. Our second five-year funding segment adds a neuroimmunological line of investigation to our original neuroscience approach. Center themes include:

  • Neuroadaptation to methamphetamine
  • Neurocircuitry of methamphetamine response
  • Impulsivity as a predictor of methamphetamine abuse or as a characteristic that may be altered by methamphetamine
  • Neuroimmune response (drug-induced or endogenous differences in neuroimmune function that affect the response to MA)
  • Translation between preclinical and clinical models of methamphetamine effects/abuse.

Work is organized into nine core and research components: