A Metabolic Perspective of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
Graeme F Mason, PhD, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine. A Metabolic Perspective of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence The talk will take place in Faculty Club 16.6 on Thursday March 8th at 3 pm. Please join us prior to the talk for coffee and cookies. Professor Graeme Mason's research integrates quantitative approaches to measure functional brain chemistry and the study of neuropsychiatric disorders. The primary methods used are 1H and 13C magnetic resonance spectroscopy, with some studies using mass spectrometry, as well as the mathematical assessment of metabolism. Current areas of research include alcohol effects, depression, manic-depressive disorder, alcoholism, panic disorder, premenstrual syndrome, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. His primary areas of interest are the effects of alcohol on the brain, and to that end, his research evaluates acute and chronic effects of alcohol on the brain, from the perspectives of neurotransmission, metabolism, adaptation, and vulnerability to dependence.