Mark J. Thomas

Medical School
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Putting neuroscience into action to end drug addiction

Section A, Location 14

Addiction is one of our most challenging societal problems; it is widespread, costly and difficult to treat. We need a new way forward. Mark Thomas’ research is built on the idea that addiction is not a moral failure, but a biological one. By using state-of-the-art technology to examine the brain’s role in addiction, his lab is making discoveries expected to unlock transformative new therapies and break the stigma that surrounds this devastating brain disorder.