NIDA is pleased to announce that an RFA (Request for Applications) has been
issued to support drug abuse-related research using microarrays. There are many
innovative ways in which microarray technology can be applied to drug abuse
research, including, but not limited to:
1) characterizing expression patterns in neural cells in response to addictive
2) profiling the expression of genes involved in drug metabolism
3) identifying unique patterns of gene expression associated with addiction, the
response to environmental cues that promote relapse, or other drug abuse
4) as a tool in the study of behavioral genetics.
NIDA supports model organism research, including studies that use Drosophila or
C. elegans. Proposals from Drosophila researchers that are responsive to this
RFA would be welcome.
NIDA intends to commit approximately $2,000,000 in FY 2000 to fund approximately
five or six new three-year R01 or R21 grants in response to this RFA.
The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is February 28, 2000, and
applications must be received by March 28, 2000. For more information detailing
the precise application guidelines, please see the complete RFA, at
Rebekah S. Rasooly, Ph.D.
Program Director, Cell Biology & Genetics
Division of Neurobiology & Behavioral Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH
6001 Executive Blvd.
Room 4260, MSC 9555
Bethesda, MD 20892-9555