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Goals and Plans

The Cocaine Biobank is a repository of biological samples from genetically characterized outbred rats that exhibit compulsive-like escalation of cocaine self-administration.


Our goal is to identify a set of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with increased vulnerability to compulsive cocaine use and facilitate the identification of novel druggable targets.

The Cocaine BioBank includes brains, blood, and other tissues using various storage methods to maximize compatibility with molecular and cellular approaches (perfused, snap frozen, post-fixed).

Each animal has been characterized as vulnerable or resistant to cocaine addiction and samples are available to research institutions at no cost (excluding shipping/handling).

Please let us know if you are interested in contributing data or receiving tissue by clicking the links below:

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