Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Professor and Chair
Emotional-affective and cognitive brain mechanisms in pain and neuropsychiatric disorders. Neuroplasticity in the amygdala.
Khalid Benamar, Ph.D.
Pharmacology of the analgesic and abuse-related effects of opioids. Neurobehavioral effects of drugs of abuse (opioids, cannabinoids, MDMA), especially in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Josee Guindon, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Behavioral pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology (RT-PCR, Western blot), animal pain models (inflammatory, neuropathic, surgical), modulation of pain pathways (exercise, etc), kidney physiological pathways
Guangchen Ji, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Electrophysiological single-cell recordings in different brain areas and various behavioral assays to correlate neuronal activity with pain-related behavior