Dr. Cecilia Flores obtains NIDA Project Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Cecilia Flores on her National Institute on Drug Abuse Project Grant!

This 5-year project, entitled, “Amphetamine in adolescence disrupts prefrontal cortex development,” aims to study how exposure to stimulant drugs of abuse in adolescence disrupt ongoing brain development, increasing vulnerability to psychiatric disorders using animal models. An important aspect of this research is the large differences in sensitivity to these drug effects that exist between males and females and the protective effects of therapeutic versus recreational doses.

Congratulations again to Dr. Flores on receiving this important funding!

For more information, read the latest article in the McGill Reporter here.