Michael Vanyukov

Pitt Pharmacy professor Michael Vanyukov, PhD., is an editor of “Genetics of Substance Use: Research and Clinical Aspects”. Chapter authors include colleagues Levent Kirisci, Ralph Tarter, and Maureen Reynolds.

This book, published recently (Springer, 2022), is intended to fill in a gap in the discourse concerning genetic studies in psychoactive substance use.

Genetics of Substance use flyer

In the last few years, the field of genetic analysis and related methodologies have undergone substantial changes. Insofar as substance use and liability to substance addiction are complex behavioral traits, many of the considerations and conclusions from substance use research can be extended to such traits in general, particularly psychological and psychiatric. Nonetheless, the focus of the book is unique. It covers the entire span of research in the human genetics of substance use, from phenotyping to mechanisms to biometric and molecular genetic approaches, authored by experts in respective fields. The book can serve as a textbook and reference source for a wide range of problems related to substance use and addiction.

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