Jared Atchison joined TRACC in his third year at The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York. Under the mentoring of Dr. Jermaine Jones at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Jared engaged in research looking at association between the presence of a particular single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), which encodes the Mu opioid receptor (OPRM1), the main target of opioid drugs like heroin, oxy morphine, and the severity of naloxone-precipitated withdrawal. Jared received his MD at the New York Medical College.
- Need and utility of a polyethylene glycol marker to ensure against urine falsification among heroin users.
Jones JD, Atchison JJ, Madera G, Metz VE, Comer SD.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Aug 1;153:201-6. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.05.021. Epub 2015 May 27.