September 8 - Peter Kalivas, PhD

Using Tetra Partite Synaptic Plasticity to Treat Addiction

Peter W. Kalivas, PhD, is a neuroscientist who is currently professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. His research explores the brain molecules and circuits that underlie addiction, with his research lab conducting studies on the neuroplasticity underlying the development of addiction to drugs of abuse, as well as the learning and memory deficits associated with poor rearing environments. He has been honored with numerous awards, including a Merit Award from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the Governor’s Award for Research Excellence (South Carolina), the ISPEN Foundation Prize in Neuroplasticity, and is past-president of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.