Professor Andrew Lawrence is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow & Associate Director at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health where he is co-leader of the Mental Health Research Theme and runs the Addiction Neuroscience laboratory. Andrew has published over 250 original articles & reviews, and been cited >8500 times (H index 49).
Andrew was Treasurer of the Australian Neuroscience Society (2002-2008) and is a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society.
He was Senior Editor of The British Journal of Pharmacology (2007-2014) and is currently a reviews editor with The British Journal of Pharmacology.
He is Editor in Chief of Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, Associate Editor of both Neurochemical Research and the Journal of Pharmacological Sciences. He sits on the editorial board of Addiction Biology.
Andrew was recently President of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (2014-16) & is currently a Council member of the International Society for Neurochemistry and a Director of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism.
In 2017 Andrew delivered the Lawrie Austin Plenary lecture at ANS.
Gavan McNally, Bernard Balleine, Dan Lubman, Yvonne Bonomo, Alon Chen, Chris Langmead, David Spanswick, Rainer Spanagel
Awards and achievements
2000 Neural Control of Autonomic Regulation Travel Award (American Physiological Society)
2001 Neural Control of Autonomic Regulation Young Investigator Award (American Physiological Society)
2001 The Levitt Visiting Professorship for 2001-2002 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iowa, USA.
2003 Young Investigator Award, International Society for Neurochemistry.
2005 Young Investigator Award, International Society for Neurochemistry.
2005 Fellowship of the British Pharmacological Society.
2006 Young Investigator Award, Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry.
2007 Honorary Personal Chair, Centre for Neuroscience, University of Melbourne.
2008 Research Society on Alcoholism, Lecture Series award
2009 Australian Neuroscience Society medallion for services to the society.
2014 Cass Memorial Lecture, Dundee University Medical Research Institute
2017 Lawrie Austin Award, Australasian Neuroscience Society
Salt Appetite, and the Influence of OpioidsNeurochemical Research
Central amygdala relaxin-3/relaxin family peptide receptor 3 signalling modulates alcohol seeking in ratsBritish Journal of Pharmacology
Muscarinic M5 receptors modulate ethanol seeking in ratsNeuropsychopharmacology
Investigational drugs for alcohol use disorders: a review of preclinical dataExpert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
Investigational drug therapies in phase I and phase II clinical trials for alcohol use disordersExpert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
Characterization of the relaxin family peptide receptor 3 system in the mouse bed nucleus of the stria terminalisJournal of Comparative Neurology
Pattern of neural activation following yohimbine‐induced reinstatement of alcohol seeking in ratsEuropean Journal of Neuroscience
An imperfect model is still usefulAddiction
Chronic voluntary alcohol consumption causes persistent cognitive deficits and cortical cell loss in a rodent modelScientific Reports
Allosteric modulation of muscarinic receptors in alcohol and substance use disorders
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