Mulholland Laboratory

Research in the Mulholland Lab aims to unlock the molecular mechanisms by which chronic alcohol leads to escalation of voluntary consumption and aberrant morphological and synaptic plasticity. We combine various techniques, such as super-resolution confocal imaging and 3D image analysis, electrophysiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, fiber photometry-GCaMP6 signaling, and behavior, to understand the cellular and molecular changes that contribute to alcohol dependence and heavy alcohol drinking.