Hurd Lab

Molecular Neuropsychopharmacology

Human Molecular Neurobiology

Molecular Sequencing

Molecular Neuroanatomy

Synaptic Plasticity



At the Hurd Lab, our multi-prong research is focused on understanding the contribution and interplay of genes and the environment to the development of addictive disorders, and providing neurobiological insights that innovate and advance treatment and intervention. Translational research is the principal feature of our lab. Led by Dr. Yasmin Hurd, the Director of the Addiction Institute at the Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System, the research lab consists of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists who study addiction through a myriad of lenses: Animal Behavior, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Psychology, Neuroimaging, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology.

Dr. Yasmin Hurd is Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics. She is the Director of the Addiction Institute.

Clinical Trials

Hurd Laboratory


Yasmin Hurd, PhD

Professor, Neuroscience
Professor, Pharmacological
Professor, Psychiatry

Lab: HESS 10-201 | Office: HESS 10-105
Office: 212.824.9313
Lab: 212.241.9975
Lab fax: 636.537.9598