Congratulations to Dr. Greg Loney on his first Meyerlab paper! It is now published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, and is titled “Brief Exposures to the Taste of Ethanol (EtOH) and Quinine Promote Subsequent Acceptance of EtOH in a Paradigm that Minimizes Postingestive Consequences”. In it, Greg demonstrates that increases in alcohol drinking is facilitated by a decrease in its aversive sensory properties. Among several findings, Greg shows that even sub-pharmacological exposure to alcohol causes an escalation of alcohol intake similar to rats that have had a month of homecage alcohol drinking. You can find a version of the paper here. Expect to see much more from Greg in the upcoming months. Congrats Greg!