MembersCenter for Addiction Research


The Center for Addiction Research is composed of faculty, staff and students across the UTMB campus, including faculty from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Institute of Medical Humanities with interests in addiction research and education, as well as molecular therapeutic development..

The Center has become a coordinating force for translational research in addiction based on a strategy of developing and nurturing opportunities for interdisciplinary investigations and training of new investigators in translational science. Our consortium is unified around creating new diagnostic and treatment approaches, including novel molecular therapeutics, and moving our research from the bench to the bedside with the ultimate goal to improve lives.

Members

  • Abate, Nicola, MD

    NicolaAbate
    Professor and Chief

    Charles Sprague, MD Distinguished Professor in Internal Medicine

    Division: Endocrinology
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Emailniabate@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.6314
    Fax: 409.772.8709

    Bio, Research
  • Ahmed, Mahmoud S., PhD

    MahmoudAhmed
    Professor

    Mildred Harvey and Phyllis Hankins Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Director, Maternal-Fetal Pharmacology and Bio-Development Laboratories

    Department: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: maahmed@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.0977
    Fax: 409.747.0266

    Bio, Research
  • Allen, John, PhD

    Allen, John03
    Assistant Professor

    Center for Addiction Research

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: joaallen@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409-772-9621

    Bio, Research


  • Anastasio, Noelle, PhD

    NoelleAnastasio
    Assistant Professor

    Center for Addiction Research

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: ncanasta@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.9646
    Fax: 409.747.7050

    Bio, Research
  • Ansari, G.A. Shakeel, PhD

    ShakeelAnsari
    Professor

    Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pathology

    Email: sansari@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.3107/3655
    Fax: 409.772.5102

    Bio
  • Baillargeon, Jacques, PhD

    JacquesBaillargeon
    Professor

    Director of Research, Division of Epidemiology and Outcomes, Correctional Managed Care

    Department: Preventative Medicine & Community Health

    Email: jbaillar@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.4534
    Fax: 409.772.9127

    Bio
  • Berenson, Abbey, MD, MMS, PhD

    AbbeyBerenson
    Professor

    Ruth Hartgraves MD Chair in Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Department: Obstetrics/Gynecology, Adolescent Gynecology, Pediatrics

    Email: abberens@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.2417
    Fax: 409.747.5129

    Bio, Website
  • Bourne, Nigel, PhD

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    Professor

    Senior Scientist

    Department: Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology

    Email: nibourne@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.8144

    Bio
  • Chung, Jin Mo, PhD

    ChungJin
    Professor and Chair

    Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Distinguished University Chair in Neuroscience

    Department: Neuroscience & Cell Biology

    Email: jmchung@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.6708
    Fax: 409.772.9382

    Bio
  • Cunningham, Kathryn A., PhD

    KathrynACunningham
    Director

    Chauncey Leake Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology
    Vice Chairman, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Department: Center for Addiction Research

    Email: kcunning@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.9640
    Fax: 409.772.9646

    Bio, Research
  • Denner, Larry, PhD

    LarryDenner
    Professor

    Associate Director of Research, Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Diabetes Center
    Director, Miriam and Emmett McCoy Diabetes Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
    Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine

    Department: Endocrinology

    Email: ladenner@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.1922

    Bio
  • Dineley, Kelly T., PhD

    KellyDineley
    Associate Professor, Tenured

    Director, Rodent In Vivo Assessment Core

    Department: Neurology

    Email: ktdinele@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.7060
    Fax: 409.747.7050

    Bio, Research
  • Elferink, Lisa, PhD

    LisaElferink
    Professor and Vice Chair

    Department: Neuroscience & Cell Biology

    Email: laelfer@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.2775
    Fax: 409.747.1938

    Bio, Research
  • Fuller, Michael, MD

    MichaelFuller
    Associate Professor

    Director of Psychiatric Forensic Service
    Medical Director of Consult & Liaison Service

    Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Email: mafuller@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.9722
    Fax: 409.747.8367

    Bio
  • Gelman, Benjamin, MD, PhD

    BenjaminGelman
    Professor

    Investigator, Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

    Department: Pathology, Neuroscience & Cell Biology

    Email: bgelman@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.5316
    Fax: 409.772.5220

    Bio, Research
  • Gilbertson, Scott, PhD

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    Professor

    MD Anderson
    University of Houston
    Houston, Texas 77204-5003

    Department: Chemistry

    Email: srgilbertson@uh.edu
    Phone: 832.842.8821

    Bio, Website
  • Green, Thomas, PhD

    ThomasGreen
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: thgreen@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.7056
    Fax: 409.747.7050

    Bio, Research
  • Harris, R. Adron, PhD

    RAdronHarris
    Director, Waggoner Center for Alcohol & Addiction Research

    M. June & J. Virgil Waggoner Chair in Molecular Biology

    Waggoner Center for Alcohol & Addiction Research
    University of Texas at Austin
    1 University Station A4800
    Austin, Texas 78712
    Office: MCC 1.124A

    Email: harris@Austin.utexas.edu
    Phone: 512.232.2514
    Fax: 512.232.2525

    Bio, Website
  • Hommel, Jonathan, PhD

    HommelJonathan
    Assistant Professor

    Center for Addiction Research

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: jdhommel@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.7057
    Fax: 409.747.7050

    Bio, Research


  • Huang, Li-Yen, PhD

    Li-Yen Huang
    Professor

    Department: Neuroscience & Cell Biology

    Email: lmhuang@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.1946
    Fax: 409.762.9382

    Bio
  • Hulsebosch, Claire, PhD

    ClaireHulsebosch
    Professor Emeritus

    Department: Neuroscience & Cell Biology

    Email: cehulseb@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.5193
    Fax: 409.772.3222

    Bio
  • Johnson, Kenneth, PhD

    KennethJohnson
    Professor and Graduate Program Director

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: knjohnso@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.9623
    Fax: 409.772.9642

    Bio
  • Kaphalia, Bhupendra, PhD

    Kaphalia
    Professor

    Director, Analytical Chemistry Core

    Department: Pathology

    Email: bkaphali@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.4995
    Fax: 409.747.1763

    Bio, Research
  • Kudlicki, Andrzej, PhD

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    Assistant Professor

    Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

    Email: askudlic@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.2253
    Fax: 409.772.4298

    Bio
  • Kuo, Yong-Fang, PhD

    Yong-Fang Kuo
    Professor

    Director, Office of Biostatistics

    Department: Preventative Medicine & Community Health

    Email: yokuo@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.5276
    Fax: 409.772.9127

    Bio
  • Laezza, Fernanda, MD, PhD

    Fernanda Laezza
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: felaezza@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.9672
    Fax: 409.772.9642

    Bio
  • Lane, Scott, PhD

    Scott Lane
    Professor and Vice Chair

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    70000 Fannin Street
    Houston, Texas 77030

    Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Email: Scott.D.Lane@uth.tmc.edu

    Bio, Website
  • Milligan, Gregg, PhD

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    Professor

    Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development

    Department: Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology

    Email: gnmillig@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.8145
    Fax: 409.747.8150

    Bio
  • Moeller, F. Gerard, MD

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    Professor

    Division Chair for Addiction Psychiatry
    Director of the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies
    Director of Addiction Medicine
    Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neurology

    Virginia Commonwealth University
    203 East Cary Street, Suite 202
    Richmond, Virginia 23219

    Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neurology

    Email: fgmoeller@vcu.edu

    Bio, Website
  • Motamedi, Massoud, PhD

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    Professor

    Director of Biomedical Engineering Center
    Opthalmology Vice Chair for Research

    Email: mmotamed@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.8363
    Fax: 409.772.0751

    Bio
  • Nanovskaya, Tatiana, MD, PhD

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    Associate Professor

    Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Email: tnnanovs@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.3908
    Fax: 409.747.1669

    Bio
  • Narayana, Ponnada, PhD, MSc

    Ponnada Narayana
    Professor

    Chair in Biomedical Engineering
    Vice Chair of Research
    Director, MR Research

    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    6431 Fannin Street, MST R172
    Houston, Texas 77030

    Email: ponnada.a.Narayana@uth.tmc.edu
    Phone: 713.500.7678
    Fax: 713.500.7684

    Bio, Website
  • Nilsson, Carol, MD, PhD

    Carol Nilsson
    Professor



    Department: Clinical Sciences, Lund

    Email: carol.nilsson@med.lu.se
    Phone: +46 73 088 87 61

    Bio
  • Nowakowski, Sara, PhD, CBSM

    Sara Nowakowski
    Assistant Professor

    Family Violence

    Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Email: sanowak@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.3996
    Fax: 409.747.5129

    Bio, Research
  • Rudenko, Gabrielle, PhD

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    Associate Professor

    301 University Boulevard
    Galveston, TX 77555-0617

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: garudenk@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.6292
    Fax: 409.772.6293

    Bio, Research
  • Rudra, Jai, PhD

    Jai Rudra
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: jarudra@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.9649
    Fax: 409.772.9648

    Bio, Research
  • Saade, George, MD

    George Saade
    Professor

    Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Email: gsaade@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.0476
    Fax: 409.772.5297

    Bio, Research
  • Sell, Stacey, PhD

    Stacey Sell
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Anesthesiology

    Email: slsell@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.0717

    Bio
  • Smith, Karen, PhD

    Karen Smith
    Professor

    Pediatric Psychologist

    Department: Pediatrics, Neonatology

    Email: ksmith@utmb.edu
    Phone: Appointments 409.772.2815
    Fax: 409.772.0744

    Bio
  • Sowers, Lawrence, PhD

    Lawrence Sowers
    Professor and Chair

    Director, Cancer Center Research Programs
    John Sealy Distinguished Chair for MD/PhD
    Combined Degree Studies in Honor of 
    Dr. Truman G. Blocker
    Fellow, John Sealy Distinguished Chair in
    Cancer Biology

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: lasowers@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.9678
    Fax: 409.772.9648

    Bio
  • Taglialatela, Giulio, PhD

    Guilio Taglialatela
    Professor and Vice Chair for Research

    Director, Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

    Department: Neurology

    Email: gtaglia@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.1679
    Fax: 409.772.1861

    Bio, Research
  • Temple, Jeff, PhD

    jeff_temple
    Associate Professor

    Director, Behavioral Health and Research

    Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Email: jetemple@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.8560
    Fax: 409.747.5129

    Bio, Research
  • Thomas, Christopher, MD

    Christopher Thomas
    Professor

    Robert L. Stubblefield Professor Child Psychiatry
    Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
    Director of Child Psychiatry Residency Training

    Email: crthomas@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.9665
    Fax: 409.747.9669

    Bio, Research
  • Van Den Berg, Patricia, PhD

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    Assistant Professor

    Division: Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
    Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Email: pavanden@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.3997
    Fax: 409.747.5129

    Bio
  • Watson, Cheryl, PhD

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    Professor

    Member: Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine
    Internal Advisory Board - Center for Addiction Research

    Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Email: cswatson@utmb.edu

    Bio, Research
  • Wilkes, Denise, MD, PhD

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    Associate Professor

    Department: Anesthesiology

    Email: dwilkes@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.1221

    Bio
  • Wu, Ping, MD, PhD

    Ping Wu
    Professor

    Department: Neuroscience & Cell Biology

    Email: piwu@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.9858
    Fax: 409.747.2200

    Bio, Research
  • Zhou, Jia, PhD

    Jia Zhou
    Professor

    Chemical Biology Program

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: jizhou@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.772.9748
    Fax: 409.747.7050

    Bio