Dr. Ron is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF, and is a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program. She is also the Endowed Chair in Cell Biology of Addiction in Neurology at UCSF, the Director for a P50 NIH-NIAAA Center Grant. She is a recipient of several NIH RO1 and DOD grant awards. In 2013, Dr. Ron received and NIH MERIT. She has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Neuroscience and is currently a reviewing editor for Addiction Biology, the Alcohol Journal, as well as a field editor for Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Dr. Ron’s research focuses on the molecular neurobiology of alcohol use disorders for which her laboratory uses molecular, and rodent behavior approaches. Dr. Ron’s areas of expertise are: molecular neuroscience, signal transduction, neurobiology of addiction and psychiatric disorders. Over the years the Ron lab has made numerous major contributions to the field of addiction and identified novel targets that could potentially be developed as therapeutics to treat alcohol addiction. Several of the studies resulted in UCSF press releases, which received the attention of both the scientific community and the general public.