6th Annual NIDA-NIAAA
Early Career Investigator Showcase

The 508 compliant versions of the Early Career Investigator Showcase [ECIS] awardee poster presentations are available below.

Alex Ramsey, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine
Poster Presentation: Advancing the Development of a Genetically-Informed Smoking Cessation Intervention

Emma Johnson, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine
Poster Presentation: The relationships between cannabis, tobacco, and schizophrenia: a genetically informed perspective

Hollis Karoly, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Poster Presentation: Exploring Relationships Between Brain Structure, Peripheral Cytokines and Neurofilament Light Polypeptide in a Sample of Heavy Drinkers

Kathryn Biernacki, Ph.D., Rutgers University – Newark
Poster Presentation: Recovery of reward function in problematic substance users using a combination of robotics, reward-related biomarkers, and TMS

Laura Ferguson, Ph.D., Dell Medical School, UT Austin
Poster Presentation: Towards Molecular-Based Diagnostics for Alcohol Use Disorders: Blood and Brain Signatures of Chronic Intermittent Ethanol Consumption

Mehdi Farokhnia, M.D., National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research Program (IRP)
Poster Presentation: Antagonism of the Mineralocorticoid Receptor as a Potential Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder: Convergent Evidence from Rodent and Human Studies

Sandra Sanchez-Roige, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Poster Presentation: Multivariate GWAS elucidates the genetic architecture of alcohol consumption and misuse, corrects biases, and reveals novel associations with disease

Vaughn Steele, Ph.D., Yale University
Poster Presentation: Machine learning identified therapeutic targets for transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment for cocaine use disorder