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Morrisett, Richard, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharm./Tox.
Revco Foundation Fellow
PHR 5.218C

Research Interests

My primary research interests center upon the role of amino-acid derived neurotransmitter systems and synaptic transmission in alterations that underlie a variety of forms of neural functioning and pathologies. These include synaptic changes that occur during the induction and expression of alcohol-related disorders, learning and memory, neuronal development and the development of epilepsy. Major techniques in use in my lab include virtually all in vitro electrophysiological measures in use in neuroscience today (from extracellular recordings of synaptic plasticity to patch clamp recording of quantal synaptic currents). Another faculty in my group, Regina Maldve, PhD, oversees the protein and molecular techniques in our research program and focuses upon kinase-dependent alterations underlying ethanol neuroadaptation in amygdala structures.

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Last Reviewed: June 8, 2009

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

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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