Dr. Antonello Bonci

Now on the Chat is Dr. Antonello "Anto" Bonci, a neuroscientist who heads up NIDA’s labs. Dr. Bonci got his medical degree in Rome, Italy, and later moved to America to work at the University of California at San Francisco.  He moved all the way across the country to become the Director of NIDA's Research Program in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dr. Bonci's research explores how drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, affect the connections between neurons in the brain.