The study of the biochemical and physiologic effects of drugs and their mechanisms of action. –The Merck Manual
Our research is at the interface of physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology and pathology. We rely on a combination of molecular, biochemical, cellular and behavioral tools.
The general goals of our Department’s research are to understand normal physiology, pathophysiology, and drug action.
Our faculty are currently PI’s on grants from the NIAAA, NIDA, NIDDK, and NIEHS.
We are Co-I’s on grants from NHLBI, NINDS, and NIDDK.
We have additional funding from the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, the Epilepsy Foundation of America, and the American Health Assistance Foundation.