Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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Dr. Anh Dzung Lê is a Senior Scientist and Head of Neurobiology of Alcohol in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at CAMH. He is Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Toronto.
Areas of Research
Dr. Lê studies biological processes involved in the initiation and maintenance of alcohol dependences using preclinical models. He is investigating the neurochemical mechanisms underlying the effects of stress on relapses to alcohol. Dr. Lê is examining the interaction between Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF) and serotonin as well as the interaction between CRF and the noradrenergic system in stress-induced relapse to alcohol and drugs. Dr. Lê is also investigating the biological bases for the co-abuse of alcohol and nicotine, particularly how nicotine might strengthen alcohol dependence as about 80 percent of alcoholics are smokers.
View Dr. Lê's publications on PubMed.