Scientific Basis of Addiction

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Scientific Basis of Addiction

An interactive seminar series conducted from a purely scientific point of view

  • 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?

Tue 12th, Wed 13th, Thu 14th December, 2017


SDSB 103

4:45-5:45 pm

Open to all LUMS students, faculty, and staff *

Conducted by: Dr. Ali Jawaid, MD-PhD

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 followed it up with clinical/research training in Neurology from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. He further completed a PhD in Neuroscience (dual PhD awarded by ETH/UZH International Program in Neuroscience and UZH MD-PhD program). 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.




* Non-LUMS guests will need to register with the lecturer: