Training Program Faculty

T32 Training Program


Participating Faculty Members (Alphabetically by Faculty Member)

Name/Degree(s)Primary (& Secondary) Appointment(s)Research Interest
Abate, Nicola, Ph.D.Endocrinology and Metabolism, UTMBMetabolic and genetic determinants of insulin resistance
Allen, John, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Toxicology, UTMB
GPCR pharmacology addiction
Anastasio, Noelle, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Toxicology, UTMB
Glutamate in addictive and impulse control disorders
Cunningham, Kathryn, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Toxicology, UTMB (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UTMB)
Role of serotonin in addiction and impulsive control disorders; new target and drug discovery in addiction
Dineley, Kelly, Ph.D.
Neurology, UTMB (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UTMB)
PPARy as a therapeutic target in drug abuse; nicotine receptor pharmacology; alcohol-nicotine in head/neck cancer
Elferink, Lisa, Ph.D.
Neuroscience & Cell Biology, UTMB
GPCR trafficking in abused drug mechanisms
Gilbertson, Scott, Ph.D.Chemistry, University of HoustonDrug discovery for relapse prevention therapeutics Chemistry, U Houston
Green, Thomas, Ph.D.Pharmacology & Toxicology, UTMBMolecular mechanisms underlying impact of environmental enrichment in drug abuse
Hommel, Jonathan, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Toxicology, UTMB
Neural mechanisms of obesity, addiction, and other compulsive disorders
Kaphalia, Bhupendra, Ph.D.
Pathology, UTMB
Mechanisms and consequences of alcohol abuse
Laezza, Fernanda, M.D., Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Toxicology, UTMB
Protein-protein interactions and ion channels as drug discovery targets in addiciton
Lane, Scott, Ph.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; UTHSC-Houston
Human psychopharmacology of impulse control disorders
Moeller, F. Gerard, M.D.
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
Impact of impulsivity on cocaine use and retention in treatment
Nanovskaya, Tatiana, D.D.S, Ph.D.
Obtetrics & Gynecology, UTMB
Drug abuse during pregnancy-placental transfer of drug and bupropion for smoking cessation during pregnancy
Passler, Slobodan, Ph.D.
Pathology, UTMB
Methamphetamine neurodegeneration and viral exposure
Pyles, Richard, Ph.D.
Pediatric Vaccinology, UTMB
Genetics/epigenetics in addiction
Rudenko, Gabrielle, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Toxicology, UTMB
Synaptic mechanisms and target discovery in addiction
Sowers, Lawrence, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Toxicology, UTMB
Epigenetic mechanisms in addiciton
Vargas, Gracie, Ph.D.
Neuroscience & Cell Biology, UTMB
Neurocircuitry imaging in obesity and addiction
Wu, Ping, Ph.D.
Neuroscience & Cell Biology, UTMB
Chronic alcohol effects on neural stem cells
Zhou, Jia, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Toxicology, UTMB
Medicinal chemistry; target and drug discovery for addictive disorders