Michael Nader

Dr. Nader is the Director of the Nonhuman Primate Imaging of Behavior Program at Wake Forest Medical School. His research focuses on drug addiction  and utilizes both animal models and state-of-the-art brain imaging. He was a board member for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, President of the Division of Behavioral Pharmacology for the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and is a current member of the Advisory Council for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Nader’s laboratory is the only one in the world studying socially housed monkeys in intravenous cocaine self-administration research. Recent findings combine primate social behavior, positron emission tomography (PET), and models of cocaine abuse. He noted significant sex differences in behavior and neuropharmacology. Studying the unique combination of primate social behavior and brain imaging makes Dr. Nader promising for significant contributions to the identification of novel environmental and pharmacological drug addiction treatments.