Dr. Portis Presents Poster at ACNP

NIAAA T32 postdoctoral fellow Samantha Portis, PhD from the Clinical Neuroscience Haass-Koffler's Lab presented a poster entitled "Characterization of Alpha-1 Receptors in Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder" at the 59th Conference of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) on December 8th, 2020!

A brief synopsis from Dr. Portis: 

"In order to characterize the role of alpha-1 receptors in individuals with AUD, the hypothesis that central functional activity of alpha-1 receptors decreases with age was tested with three studies: two studies with human post-mortem brain and one secondary analysis of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The findings demonstrated a relationship between age and central alpha-1 receptor expression in AUD, providing justification for a personalized medicine approach for AUD."