Edythe London, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor In-Residence
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology CTSI
Thomas P. and Katherine K. Pike Professor in Addiction Studies
Brain Research Institute;
Graduate Programs in Bioscience (Molecular Pharmacology Home Area and Neuroscience Home Area)
Selected Awards and Honors:
American Journal on Addictions' distinguished Basic Science Scholar on Addictions, 2009
Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, 2008
Am. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, 2011 Sci. Freedom & Responsibility Award, Feb. 2012
Outstanding Teaching Award, Graduate Student Teaching, Dept. Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, 2015
UCLA Postdoctoral Mentoring Award, 2016
National Institute on Drug Abuse, MERIT award for research grant application, “Neural substrates of cigarette craving, withdrawal, and relief: male-female differences.”
Dr. London received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Maryland and her postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Before coming to UCLA in 2001, she was the Director of the Brain Imaging Center for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and held faculty appointments at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine. She is a pioneer in the application of brain imaging to the study of addiction. Her laboratory uses a combination of imaging modalities, including PET, activation and resting-state fMRI and structural MRI, to explore the links between neurotransmitter signaling and behavioral functions that can influence the course of addiction and recovery.