Basic Research Center on Molecular & Cell Biology of Drug Addiction

University of Minnesota

6-120 Jackson Hall
321 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0217
Phone: (612) 626-4460
Fax: (612) 625-8408
Email: Ramona Schwasinger, Executive Assistant
Contact: Horace Loh, PhD., Director

MCBDA Homepage

Biomedical/Bioscience Field

Research and Education


The mission of the Basic Research Center on Molecular and Cell Biology of Drug Addiction (MCBDA) is to develop treatments for drug addiction by understanding the mechanisms of drugs' actions via basic research.


1) to foster interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations among investigators to address the problems of drug addiction.

2) to serve as an "activity center" to coordinate and to promote all academic and scholarly activities on drug addiction at University of Minnesota.

3) to serve also as a national resource for drug addiction research by providing reagents, probes or genetic altered mice developed by investigators within the Center.

4) to serve as the training center for young scientists interested in the problems drug addiction research.

Programs and Services

Annual Symposium

Seminar series

Research training and funding opportunities

Resources for drug addiction research

Technical Support Contact