Dr. Bardo joined the University of Kentucky in 1982. His laboratory has grown to include undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars primarily interested in understanding the basic neuropharmacological mechanisms that underlie drug abuse. A major focus of our work is aimed at determining the impact of environmental factors during development on the behavioral effects of drugs of abuse, with particular emphasis on stimulants such as amphetamine. Neural correlates of the behavioral changes are being examined, with specific emphasis on the mesolimbic dopamine reward system. In a second line of work, we are doing preclinical research to develop novel medications for the treatment of stimulant abuse and tobacco dependence.
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Michael T. Bardo, Professor and Director, Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation (CDART), Department of Psychology, BBSRB Room 447, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536-0509, USA
Office: (859) 257-6456, Lab: (859) 257-4641, FAX: (859) 257-5750