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Alcohol Training Program Faculty
Name Research Area Title/Department
Rueben A. Gonzales Neurochemistry, in vivo microdialysis, ethanol reinforcement, dopamine and glutamate systems. Director

Nigel Atkinson Molecular and genetic mechanisms of alcohol effects on ion channels in Drosophila Professor/Neurobiology

Christine L. Duvauchelle Neural mechanisms of reward through behavioral, pharmacological and neurochemical means Assoc. Professor/Pharmacology

Kim Fromme Psychosocial aspects of alcohol research Professor/Psychology

R. Adron Harris Molecular actions of alcohol and related drugs on brain signaling systems and molecular basis of genetic differences in alcohol susceptibility Professor/Neurobiology

R. Dayne Mayfield Identification of molecular mechanisms of alcohol action using genomic and proteomic approaches Research Scientist/Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research

Hitoshi Morikawa Neurophysiology of the brain reward circuit and drug addiction Assoc. Professor/Neurobiology

S. John
Molecular studies of alcohol, anaesthetics and inhaled drugs of abuse Assoc. Professor/Neurobiology

Richard A. Morrisett Synaptic neurobiology and plasticity in alcoholism Professor/Pharmacology

Jon Pierce-Shimomura The underlying causes and potential cures for Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, and how drugs such as ethanol and anesthetics affect the nervous system Asst. Professor, Neurobiology

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Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmacology & Toxicology
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
107 W. Dean Keeton
Stop C0875
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmtox

Phone: 512-471-5158

Parkinson Gene Link May Aid Battle Against Disease

Dr. Som Mukhopad-
hyay led the research team that focused on the gene SLC30A10 and its role as a "door opener" in helping to remove elevated levels of manganese from cells. The study was published in the Oct. 15, 2014 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

> Read more about Dr. Mukhopadhyay's research.

Erickson Authors New Book

"Drugs, the Brain and Behavior" is co-authored by Dr. Carlton Erickson, the college's associate dean for research and graduate studies, and Dr. John Brick, executive director of Intoxikon International.

> Read more about Dr. Erickson's new book.

Gore receives SEBM award

Andrea Gore is named to the SEBM Distinguished Scientist Award.

> Read more about Dr. Gore's new award.

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