Dr. Lara Ray, Ph.D.


Research Interests:
My lab has an active research program in clinical neuroscience of addiction. My approach to clinical science involves the integration of experimental psychopathology, behavioral genetics, and pharmacology. More recently, my laboratory began using neuroimaging methods to complement our research program.

A full list of my publications and presentations can be seen in my CV here.

In the news: Congratulations to Professor Lara Ray for receiving the 2021 Research Society on Alcoholism’s (RSA) Seixas Award for Service. Created in 1988, the award is conferred annually by the Society’s Board of Directors.

Below are some recent representative publications:

Ray, L.A., Bujarski, S.E., Shoptaw, S., Roche, D.J.O., Heinzerling, K., & Miotto, K. (2017). Development of the neuroimmune modulator ibudilast for the treatment of alcoholism: A randomized, placebo-controlled, human laboratory trial. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42, 1776-1788.

Ray, L.A., Green, R., Roche, D.J.O., Bujarski, S.E., Hartwell, E. E., Lim, A., Rohrbaugh, T., Ghahremani, D., Hutchison, K.E., & Miotto, K. (2018). Pharmacogenetic effects of naltrexone in individuals of East Asian descent: Human laboratory findings from a randomized trial. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42(3), 613-623.