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Professor Yi He is leading the study funded by UNM’s Substance Use Disorders Grand Challenge Award

Departmental News

Posted:  Jun 16, 2020 - 12:00am

Yi He

UNM professor uses computational simulations to advance substance use disorder treatment

A research project is underway at The University of New Mexico that investigates a potentially groundbreaking way to treat drug addiction using computational modeling to understand the role of the PICK1 protein in the brain of an individual suffering from drug addiction. 

UNM assistant professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Yi He is leading the study funded by UNM’s Substance Use Disorders Grand Challenge Award. The program funds nine projects, involving many different UNM research groups, all aimed at better understanding substance use.

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