Anna Louise Adermark
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Dr Louise Adermark is an associate Professor in neurobiology at the Addiction Unit, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her PhD was conducted at the Institution of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Gothenburg, where she used imaging techniques to study changes in astrocyte function and physiology induced by ethanol. In 2005 she joined the laboratory of Professor David M Lovinger, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA, where she performed electrophysiological recordings to study synaptic plasticity mechanisms. In 2008 she returned to Sweden and are currently working at theAddiction Biology Unit, Sweden, which employs translational research to find new treatments for addiction therapy, with a special focus on alcoholism.
The aim of her research is to elucidate the role of basal ganglia plasticity in neuropsychiatric disorders, with special focus on addiction. Especially, she is interested in the endocannabinoid system and its role in balancing striatal transmission, and modulating dopaminergic activity.