Welcome to the Kash Lab!

The Kash Lab is in the Department of Pharmacology and the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Our research is focused on understanding the molecular and physiological events that underlie pathological behavior such as alcoholism, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression. Learn more about who we are and what we do.

News and Updates

February 2017: Kash Lab postdoctoral fellow Dr. Andrew Hardaway wins honorable mention for his poster presentation at Winter Conference for Brain Research in Big Sky, MT. Well done Dr. Hardaway!

January 2017: Kash Lab graduate student Chris Mazzone successfully defends his thesis. Congrats Dr. Mazzone!

November 2016: Kash Lab research associate Dr. Catherine Marcinkiewcz receives UNC's Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence. Congrats Catherine!

May 2016: Kash Lab research associate Dr. Kristen Pleil is moving up to Weill Cornell Medical College to start her own lab. Best of luck to Dr. Pleil!

May 2016: Kash Lab has two new members -- we welcome postdoctoral fellow Melanie Pina and graduate student Waylin Yu. Learn more about Melanie and Waylin at the Lab Members page. 

February 2016: A new postdoctoral fellow, Dipa Pati, has joined the Kash Lab! Learn more about Dipa at the Lab Members page.

February 2016: Graduate student Chris Mazzone won an award for best poster at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Alcohol and the Nervous System. Congrats to Chris!

November 2015: Graduate student Nicole Crowley successfully defended her dissertation, "Kappa Opioid Receptor Modulation of Neurotransmission in the Amygdala". Congratulations to Dr. Crowley!

August 2015: Kash Lab has a new postdoctoral fellow, Lara Hwa! Learn more about Lara and her research at the Lab Members page.