Welcome to the ENIGMA Lab at Colorado State University!

Our team is composed of faculty, graduate students, and research assistants interested in the experimental study of substance use from a biopsychosocial perspective. Our research combines behavioral measures, molecular biology methods, neuroimaging techniques, and high throughput 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to better understand the causes and consequences of substance use behavior. Because this work involves acute administration of various cannabis products, our research also makes use of a Mobile Drug Administration Laboratory which adheres to federal guidelines restricting cannabis administration in academic research.

We disseminate our work through research publications, participation in scientific conferences and community engagement. Our work is both translational and highly interdisciplinary, combining psychology, neuroscience, immunology, and genetics in the service of improving our understanding of addictive processes and ultimately improving treatment options.