"Translational research" involves looking at a single problem from many different directions and at many different levels. For example, we might look at the issue of drug craving by talking with addicts about their experiences, viewing their brains through an MRI scanner, observing mice who have become addicted to drugs, or using cultured cells to look at neurotransmitter receptors affected by drug molecules. Investigating neurobiological questions at these multiple levels makes research more powerful, since each level or technique has different insights to offer.
MARC research themesTying our work together, the MARC has several research themes related to methamphetamine addiction.
Work is organized into nine core and research components:
- Component 1: Administrative Core
- Component 2: Biostatistics and Genetics Core
- Component 3: Animal Core
- Component 4: Education Core
- Component 5: Translational Service Core