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    Virtual Event

  • DATE

    5-7 March

About Event

This three-day virtual conference focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioral scientists. The diversity of participants and attendees at this meeting (undergraduate students to senior faculty, chemists to psychiatrists) provides a unique venue for networking among different disciplines and in so doing promotes new and innovative approaches to medications development in addictions biology. The meeting provides a stimulating environment for young scientists who are strongly encouraged to present their work and interact with senior scientists. The BBC meeting has served as a “launch pad” for many young, innovative investigators to join the ever-growing world of SUD research.

2021 Award Winners

Nikki Clauss, PhD

Postdoctoral Award

Topic: Role of organic cation transporter 3 in the rewarding properties and locomotor sensitizing effects of amphetamine in male and female mice

Jessica Proulx

Graduate Student Award

Topic: ER-associated regulation of astrocyte mitochondrial function during (METH)amphetamine exposure

Hannah Alton

Undergraduate Award

Topic: Serotonin 2A- or 2C-like discriminative stimulus effects of serotonin agonists in nonhuman primates

Event Speakers


Carlos Blanco, PhD

Director | Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research | National Institute on Drug Abuse

Interactions between substance use disorders and COVID-19: Implications for Research


Patricia Janak, PhD

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor | Depts of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Neuroscience | Johns Hopkins University

Subcortical brain circuits gate motivation: implications for addiction


Jean Bidlack, PhD

Professor and Associate Chair | Dept of Pharmacology and Physiology | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Pharmacological properties of the combination of samidorphan and buprenorphine

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