Biology Seminar on Scientific Basis of Addiction

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:45pm to Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:45pm
Auditorium 105, SDSB

Department of Biology presents a session on addiction from a scientific point of view

Scientific Basis of Addiction

Speaker: Dr. Ali Jawaid, MD-PhD

Date: December 13-14, 2017
Time: 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Venue: Auditorium 105, SDSB 

About the Seminar

The session will adress the following points

• Why do people become addicts?
• Is it nature or nurture?
• Is there an ‘addiction’ gene?
• But why don’t I crave anything else that much?
• No pill, no fun?
• Can addictions be cured?
• What do I need to know about Cocaine, Heroin, Cannabis, Meth addiction?

The session is open to all LUMS students, faculty and staff.

About the speaker

Dr. Ali Jawaid is a physician-scientist with training in both clinical and basic neuroscience. He is a medical graduate of Aga Khan University, Karachi and clinical research training in Neurology from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. He further completed his MD-PhD in Neuroscience (dual PhD awarded by ETH/UZH International Programme in Neuroscience and UZH MD-PhD programme). He has 55 PubMed publications including in Science, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, and Nature Communications. He has published extensively on neurodegeneration, traumatic stress, transgenerational inheritance, neuroepigenetics of memory, and addiction.