Hallucinogens can change the structure of neurons

David Olson, an assistant professor of chemistry and mentor to CCBGAP student Alaysia Madison, has found that some psychedelic drugs can alter the appearance and action of neurons. These changes suggest that hallucinogenic compounds might offer promise as a treatment for anxiety disorders that affect neuronal circuits. The research, published in the 12 June issue of Cell Reports, also included MCBGAP faculty member Kassandra Ori-McKinney.
Olson Lab research featured on cover of Cell Reports