Quoting Dominion Post writer Kathy Plum: "The fight to combat opioid addiction is being carried out in research at West Virginia University. David Siderovski, Vincent Setola and graduate student Shane Kaski are at the forefront of this research. Siderovski is the department chair and E.J. Van Liere medicine professor at the WVU School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience. Setola is an assistant professor at the WVU School of Medicine and PI/director of the Laboratory of Neuroscience and Genetics of Substance Abuse. He formerly worked with the National Institute of Mental Health. Kaski is an M.D. Ph.D. student. When he lost a loved one to heroin addiction, it gave him a personal motivation to find solutions. He has been doing research for two years and now can prevent mice from being addicted."