The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging (LMN) utilizes multi-modal imaging techniques, including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and position emission tomography (PET), to investigate the neural circuitry underlying impulsivity, self-control and other neurocognitive functions and behaviors related to psychiatric disorders. A major focus of the laboratory is substance abuse, and our research aims to help clarify the links between genetic variation, brain chemistry and activity in neural circuits related to decision-making and other cognitive functions that affect addiction. Ongoing studies also involve novel approaches to enhance brain function and self-control during recovery. 

Director: Edythe London, Ph.D.