Marin Science Seminar Presentation: “The neurological processes of alcohol addiction” (February 4, 2009)
Dr. Asyyed received her BS and M.D. from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She completed post doctoral work at the Ernest Gallo Clinical Research Center and at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Neurology.
Dr. Asyyed's research interest is in the neurological processes of alcohol addiction. While at UCSF she was involved in two research projects. The first project was to study the effects of ethanol on CRE-mediated gene transcription in mice, using biochemical, behavioral and neuroanatomical techniques (Asyyed et., 2006). The second research project was to study candidate genes that may have a link with alcoholism (ADORA1, MOR and PKIB genes), using molecular biology and biochemical techniques.