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UTHSC researcher explores U.S. - India collaboration

Maharaj K. Ticku, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and psychiatry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, recently visited India as part of a U.S. delegation of scientists. Dr. Ticku, who studies the genes affected by chronic alcohol intake, participated in the Indo-U.S. Symposium on Current Trends in Alcoholism as part of a team assembled by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

“Alcohol addiction is now being accepted as a biological disorder, and India offers a large population of patients available for collaborative genetic studies with U.S. investigators,” he said. The symposium was held in Bangalore in southern India, and Dr. Ticku also attended a meeting of neuroscientists in the capital, New Delhi.

Contact: Will Sansom