George Koob, PhD

George Koob, PhD
Addictive Disorders Consultant

Dr. Koob graduated from Penn State with a degree in Zoology and received his PhD in Behavioral Physiology from Johns Hopkins University.

With 30 years in his field, Dr. Koob is a recognized authority on addiction and stress, has published over 670 scientific papers and has received continuous funding for his research from the National Institutes of Health, including the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). He is Director of the NIAAA Alcohol Research Center at The Scripps Research Institute, Consortium Coordinator for NIAAA’s multi-center Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism, and Co-Director of the Pearson Center for Alcoholism and Addiction Research.

He won the Daniel Efron Award for excellence in research from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, was honored as a highly cited researcher from the Institute for Scientific Information, and was presented with the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism, and won the Mark Keller Award from NIAAA.

Koob is Editor-in-Chief USA for the journal Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior and Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Addiction Medicine. He published a landmark book in 2006 with his colleague Michel Le Moal entitled: Neurobiology of Addiction