Research in the Pravetoni laboratory involves a multidisciplinary approach to finding the solution to addiction

October 1, 2017

In an effort to fight the ongoing opiod crisis, Dr. Marco Pravetoni and his lab combine mechanism based vaccine designs, pharmacology and cutting-edge immunology strategies to develop vaccines to treat drug addiction.

Now that the White House has declared opioid abuse a national emergency the need for a solution is imminent. In an effort to fight the crisis, Dr. Marco Pravetoni and his lab combine mechanism based vaccine designs, pharmacology and cutting-edge immunology strategies to develop vaccines to treat drug addiction. In the article "A 'Vaccine for Addiction' Is No Simple Fix" by Richard Harris from NPR, the pro's of an opioid vaccine are discussed.  Dr. Pravetoni and his lab are working on a vaccine in an animal model and have not yet performed any human clinical trials.  To read more about their work, click here.