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 substance use disorders (SUDs) research and education, as well as molecular therapeutic development..

The Center has become a coordinating force for translational research in SUDs 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

  • Allen, John, PhD

    Allen, John03
    Assistant Professor

    Center for Addiction Research

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

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

    Bio, Research


  • Ameredes, Bill T., PhD

    Bill T. Ameredes 

    Professor

    Director, NIH/NCATS KL2 Scholars Programs

    Director, NIEHS Environmental Toxicology Training Program

    CAR T32 Advisory Panel and Mentoring & Diversity Workgroup Member

    Department: Internal Medicine

    Email: btamered@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409-772-8104

    Bio

  • Anastasio, Noelle, PhD

    NoelleAnastasio

    Assistant Professor

    Center for Addiction Research

    CAR T32 Integrative Interactions Workgroup Chair

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: ncanasta@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409.772.9646
    Fax: 409.747.7050


    Bio, Research

  • Cisneros, Irma (Lisa), PhD

    Cisneros 

    Assistant Professor

    Center for Addiction Research

    CAR T32 Curriculum Workgroup Member

    Department: Pathology

    Email: ircisner@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409.772.3938


    Bio,

  • Cunningham, Kathryn A., PhD

    Cunningham Kathryn ACS 2017 USE THIS (003) 

    Director, CAR

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

    T32 Co-Director, Steering Committee, and Mentoring & Diversity Workgroup Member

    Department: Center for Addiction Research

    Email: kcunning@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409.772.9640
    Fax: 409.772.9646


    Bio, Research

  • de Wit, Harriet, PhD

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    Professor

    University of Chicago

    CAR T32 External Advisory Panel Member

    Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

    Email: hdew@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu


    Bio

  • Dineley, Kelly T., PhD

    KellyDineley

    Professor

    Director, Rodent In Vivo Assessment Core

    CAR T32 Evaluations Committee Chair

    Department: Neurology

    Email: ktdinele@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409.747.7060
    Fax: 409.747.7050


    Bio, Research

  • Eugenin, Eliseo, PhD

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    Associate Professor
    William D. Willis, Jr., MD,PhD Professorship in Neuroscience


    Department: Neuroscience, Cell Biology, & Anatomy

    Email: eleugeni@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409-772-7705
    Bio
  • Gelman, Benjamin, MD, PhD

    BenjaminGelman
    Professor
    Director, Texas NeuroAIDS Research Center
    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

    Gilbertson
    Professor

    MD Anderson
    University of Houston
    Houston, Texas 77204-5003

    Department: Chemistry

    Email: srgilbertson@uh.edu
    Phone: 832.842.8821

    Bio, Website
  • Golovko, Georgiy, PhD

    Dr. George Golovko 

    Assistant Professor

    CAR T32 Integrative Interactions Workgroup Member

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: gegolovk@utmb.edu

    Phone: 281-602-9911

    Bio

  • Green, Thomas, PhD

    ThomasGreen

    Associate Professor

    CAR T32 Curriculum Workgroup Member

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: thgreen@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409.747.7056
    Fax: 409.747.7050


    Bio, Research

  • Hommel, Jonathan, PhD

    HommelJonathan

    Associate Professor
    Associate Director, Center for Addiction Research

    Center for Addiction Research

    T32 Co-Director, Steering Committee and Curriculum Workgroup Member

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: jdhommel@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409.747.7057
    Fax: 409.747.7050


    Bio, Research



  • Houghton, David, PhD

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    Assistant Professor

    CAR T32 Mentoring & Diversity Workgroup Member

    Department: Psychiatry/Behavioral Science

    Email: dahought@utmb,edu

    Phone: 409-747-9785
    Fax: 409-747-7988

    Bio

  • Kasper, James, PhD

    James Kasper 
    Assistant Professor

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: jakasper@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.7064
    Fax: 409.747.7050
    Bio
  • Kuo, Yong-Fang, PhD

    Yong-Fang Kuo

    Professor

    Director, Office of Biostatistics

    CAR T32 Curriculum Workgroup Member

    Department: Preventative Medicine & Community Health

    Email: yokuo@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409.772.5276
    Fax: 409.772.9127


    Bio

  • La, Jun-Ho, PhD

    Jun Ho La 2020 

    Assistant Professor

    Department: Neuroscience, Cell Biology, & Anatomy

    Email: jula@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409-772-6707

    Bio

  • Laezza, Fernanda, MD, PhD

    Fernanda Laezza_photo 

    Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor

    CAR T32 Evaluations Committee Member

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: felaezza@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409.772.9672
    Fax: 409.772.9642

    Lab Page

  • Limon, Agenor, D.Sc.

    Agenor Limon, MSc, PhD 

    Assistant Professor

    Department: Neurology

    Email: aglimonr@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409-772-0077

    Bio

  • McGinty, Jacqueline, PhD

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    Professor

    Medical University of South Carolina

    CAR T32 External Advisory Panel Member

    Department: Neuroscience

    Email: mcginty@musc.edu


    Bio

  • Moeller, F. Gerard, MD

    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
  • O'Dell, Laura, PhD

    Professor and Associate Vice President of Research

    The University of Texas at El Paso

    CAR T32 External Advisory Panel Member

    Department: Psychology

    Email: lodell@utep.edu


    Bio

  • Pappadis, Monique, MEd, Ph.D.

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    Assistant Professor

    CAR T32 Evaluations Committee Member

    Department: Rehabilitation Sciences

    Email: mrpappad@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409-747-1632

    Bio

  • Routh, Andrew, Ph.D.

    Dr. Andrew Routh 

    Assistant Professor

    CAR T32 Integrative Interactions Workgroup Member

    Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

    Email: alrouth@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409-772-3663

    Bio

  • Rudenko, Gabrielle, PhD

    Gabrielle Rudenko
    Associate Professor

    CAR T32 Integrative Interactions Workgroup Member

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

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

    Bio, Research
  • Spratt, Heidi, PhD

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    Associate Professor

    CAR T32 Integrative Interactions Workgroup Member

    Department: PMCH

    Email: hespratt@utmb.edu
    Phone: 409.747.6806
    Fax: 409.772.5272

    Bio
  • Stephens, Robin, Ph.D.

    Robin Stephens, PhD 

    Associate Professor

    Department: Internal Medicine

    Email: rostephe@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409-747-1860

    Bio

  • Tang, Shao-Jun, Ph.D.

    TangShaoJun 

    Professor

    Department: Neuroscience, Cell Biology, & Anatomy

    Email: shtang@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409-772-1190

    Bio

  • Temple, Jeff, PhD

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    Professor

    Director, Center for Violence Prevention

    Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

    Bio, Research
  • Vargas, Gracie, Ph.D.

    Gracie_Vargas 

    Professor

    CAR T32 Mentoring & Diversity Workgroup Chair

    Department: Neuroscience, Cell Biology, & Anatomy

    Email: grvargas@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409-772-6514

    Bio

  • Wild, Christopher, M.S., Ph.D.

    C Wild photo (002)  Adjunct Assistant Professor
      University of Texas Medical Branch
      Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

      Dean of Health and Natural Sciences
      San Jacinto College (SJC), South Campus

     
      Email: Christopher.Wild@sjcd.edu or chwild@utmb.edu

  • 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

    CAR T32 Evaluations Committee Member

    Department: Pharmacology & Toxicology

    Email: jizhou@utmb.edu

    Phone: 409.772.9748
    Fax: 409.747.7050


    Bio


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