Deciphering how stress plays a role in addiction
Marisa Roberto, PhD
Presented: August 10, 2022
An estimated 14.5 million people in the U.S. have alcohol use disorder, which encompasses a range of unhealthy drinking behaviors. In her Front Row lecture, Scripps Research's Marisa Roberto shared her cutting-edge work deciphering how stress and neuroimmune mechanisms play a role in addiction and how recent discoveries are paving the way to new treatments. Using innovative, multidisciplinary research techniques, Roberto is revealing novel therapeutic targets and approaches to help people heal from alcohol use disorder.