SMART MIND is a summer program supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the UTEP Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives (COURI).
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Students have an opportunity to choose the project that they would like to work on and the laboratory they are interested in joining. In their application form they can select from among several projects designed to take them from novice to relatively independent researcher status. These projects will provide a meaningful exposure to research methodology in neuroscience with a strong emphasis in drug addiction studies. The following areas of research are included: -Presynaptic mechanisms of plasticity that modulate "sensitization" -Processing of stressful stimuli by the central nervous system -Relationship between substance abuse, addiction and stress, behavior and the dopamine neurotransmitter system -Molecular, biochemical, cellular and systems basis of behavioral plasticity -Neural and molecular components of reward vs. punishment or olfactory vs. visual learning and memory -Enhanced susceptibility of diabetic patients to drugs of abuse -Neural mechanisms that mediate motivated behavior -Increased vulnerability to drugs of abuse across different populations of clinical relevance -Mechanism of neurodegeneration and its link to addiction
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