How Does Your Brain Work? The Science Of Addiction And The Delicate Process Of Adolescent Brain Development
Dr. Ruben Baler received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Miami in 1993. He carried out his postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development where he specialized in Molecular Chronobiology. He then moved to the National Institute of Mental Health, where he conducted basic research on the molecular basis of circadian gene expression in vertebrates.
In October 2004, he joined the Science Policy Branch in the Office of Science Policy and Communications at the National Institute on Drug Abuse as a Health Scientist. His early publications have focused on the temporal regulation of gene expression in the brain’s clock. Since joining NIDA, he has published extensively on the Neurobiology of Drug Abuse and Addiction.
Dr. Baler has gathered critical insight from various disciplines, including molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, neuroscience, and neuroethics, which he combines and incorporates into engaging presentations designed to educate and empower non-scientific audiences, nationally and internationally.
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