Welcome to Li Lab

   ​​  The Li Lab studies the neural mechanisms of drug addiction. Our main focus is examining the neurobiology of drug relapse and craving. To achieve this, we use a variety of methods, including behavioral pharmacology, biochemistry and molecular biology in combination with animal models of relapse in rats. 

     Our lab is activley seeking graduate students to join us for Fall 2019. Informal inquiries are highly encouraged. Please direct your inquiry to [email protected] For graduate programs offered at UMD, please click Join for more information.    
  1. RNA scope (D1+D2+DAPI)
    RNA scope (D1+D2+DAPI)
  2. CTb+Fos
  3. Anterior intralaminar thalamus
    Anterior intralaminar thalamus
  4. 2018 Summer Journal Club
    2018 Summer Journal Club
  5. Lab space is ready for move-in!
    Lab space is ready for move-in!
  6. Fall 2018
    Fall 2018
  7. Syrus and Ian on Welcome to PSYC day
    Syrus and Ian on Welcome to PSYC day


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Department of Psychology
University of Maryland, College Park
2123D, Biology/Psychology Building
4094 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20742

​Office Tel: 301-405-4892

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Latest news

Our lab space is ready for move-in! We sincerely thank  Roesch Lab and Quinlan Lab for sharing their space with us over the past few months!!

Welcome Meron Haile and Sydney Coldren joining the lab as undergraduate research assistants!​​

Just published: Genome-wide transcriptional profiling of central amygdala and obitofrontal cortex during incubation of methamphetamine craving. Cates and Li et al., Neuropsychopharmacology (2018)

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