Adolescent Brain Imaging Project (ABIP) – Dr. Tapert's laboratory conducts research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to further our understanding of adolescent brain development.

Some of the issues we study are:
Effects of alcohol, marijuana, and other substance use on brain functioning
Family history of substance use problems
Personality characteristics   
Gender differences  

This site is intended to give you more information about our current research projects, the people who make up the Tapert Lab, and to answer questions you may have about our research. Enjoy!