Drs. Knackstedt and Cottler Receive New R21/R33 Award

Knackstedt and CottlerDean’s Professor and Chair, Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE, and Lori Knackstedt, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, are MPIs on a new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21/R33) funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The grant entitled “Identifying Patterns of Human Polysubstance Use to Guide Development of Rodent Models,” will observe patterns of alcohol and marijuana use in human cocaine users to construct rodent models of cocaine polysubstance use to assess changes in a region of the hypothalamus. Polysubstance use and cocaine use in particular are two important topics for NIDA and we are happy to see this grant funded here at UF.