Scott Lane, PhD, is professor and vice chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He also directs the Neurobehavioral Laboratory at the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addictions (CNRA). Additionally, Lane serves as the Director of Research at UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center. He is a member of the Neuroscience Program faculty of the UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS).

An accomplished researcher, Lane has been funded by NIDA and/or NIAAA since 1997. He utilizes techniques from psychopharmacology, cognitive neuroscience, and psychophysics to examine problems of attentional bias, decision-making, and impulse control in individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) and disorders commonly co-morbid with SUD, such as mood disorders and personality (Axis-II) disorders. His work has been published in over 120 peer reviewed journals. He is a recipient of the Wyeth-Ayerst/APA Young Psychopharmacologist award (2001), the John P. McGovern Award for Outstanding Teaching (2014), and the UTHealth John P. McGovern Endowed Research Scholar Award (2016). He has also mentored over 20 graduate students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty since 2000.


Doctoral Degree
Psychology, Auburn University
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Psychopharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Areas of Interests

Research Interests

  • Neuroimaging
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Substance Abuse