Dr. Mathieu Wimmer receives the Prestigious Avenir Award from NIDA
Dr. Mathieu Wimmer received the prestigious Avenir (the French word for "future") award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse that provides funding to early-stage investigators who propose highly innovative and potentially transformative studies focused on drug addiction. Dr. Wimmer's project will utilize a multi-generational animal model of opioid addiction to examine the mechanisms underlying addiction susceptibility. The research will focus on the epigenetic processes that contribute to addiction. The ultimate goal of this project is to identify novel avenues to improve therapeutic options for treating substance use disorders. The Neuroscience Program congratulates Dr. Wimmer for his remarkable achievement.