Center for Excellence in Neurobiology of Addiction, Pain & Emotion
The Center for Excellence in Neurobiology of Addiction, Pain & Emotion (NAPE) is a multidisciplinary program bringing together scientists in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Pharmacology and Psychiatry to study nervous system disorders resulting in chronic pain, drug addiction and depression. The Center fosters innovation and collaboration among investigators and trainees to utilize cutting edge techniques to address critical issues in addiction and pain medicine.
Imaging & Neural Circuits Core
The NAPE Center is home to a range of the latest technologies for high-resolution imaging of brains and brain cells, including two-photon and confocal microscopes. The Center offers training and consultation for use of core equipment to neuroscience investigators.
Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine Investigators
Michael Bruchas, PhD
The Bruchas Lab studies G-protein coupled receptors (GCPR) function in the contexts of stress, depression, addiction, & pain.…
Garret Stuber, PhD
We study neural circuits & manifestation of neuropsychiatric disorders including addiction, maladaptive eating behaviors, & anxiety.…