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Research Area: Elucidation of the molecular pathogenic mechanisms of Parkinson's disease
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 1992
Email: chinl@pharm.emory.edu

Research Area: Epilepsy; Genetic control of glutamate receptor function
Professor and Chair
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1975      
Email: rdingledine@pharm.emory.edu

Research Area: To discover small molecule leads for chemical biology and drug discovery against various diseases
Assistant Professor (RT), Dept. of Pharmacology, Associate Director of Assay Development and HTS Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center
Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-2005) Department of Pharmacology, Emory University
Email: dyuhong@emory.edu

Research Area: The mechanisms underlying behavioral dependence on drugs of abuse - especially opioids
Lecturer, Neuroscience & Behavior Biology
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1993
Email: keith.easterling@emory.edu
Research Area: Posttranscriptional regulation in normal brain function, development and brain diseases
Professor
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Email: yfeng@emory.edu
Research Area: Cancer Biology & Chemical Biology
Professor
Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
Email: hfu@pharm.emory.edu

Research Area: Drug Discovery, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease and ALS
Assistant Professor-Research
Ph.D.: Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1999
Email: tganesh@emory.edu
Research Area: Mechanisms of signal transduction by neurotransmitter and hormone receptors
Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Irvine, 1994      
Email: rhall@pharm.emory.edu
Research Area: Cellular roles and regulation of novel signaling proteins/pathways used by neurotransmitters
Professor
Ph.D., Neurobiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988      
Email: jhepler@emory.edu

Research Area: Pathophysiology of movement disorders
Professor
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Email: ejhess@emory.edu

Research Area:
Drug Abuse
Candler Professor of Neuropharmacology
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1970      
Email: michael.kuhar@emory.edu

Research Area: Molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and translation of discoveries into novel therapies.
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida.
Email: thomas. kukar@emory.edu

Research Area: Vesicular trafficking in neurotransmission, signal transduction, neurodegenerative diseases
Professor & Vice Chair
Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1991      
Email: lianli@pharm.emory.edu

Research Area: molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal stress response and their roles in the pathogenic processes of neurodegenerative diseases and acute neuronal injuries
Professor
Ph.D., Duke University, 1992      
Email: zmao@pharm.emory.edu
Research Area: Regulation of drug metabolizing enzymes; cytochrome P-450; inflammation; biological effects of nitric oxide
Professor
Ph.D., University of Glasgow, 1979
Email: etmorga@emory.edu

Research Area: Signal transduction and the regulation of gene expression
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1988      
Email: medtjm@emory.edu

Research Area: Biological and therapeutic implications of growth factor signaling crosstalk in breast cancer
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Duke University, 2000      
Email: rnahta@emory.edu

Research Area: Muscle stem cells, muscle regeneration, cell signaling,  muscular dystrophy
Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1985      
Email: gpavlat@emory.edu

Research Area: Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying glioblastoma and glial development
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Washington University, 2003
Email: renee.read@emory.edu

Research Area: Mechanism of activation and modulation of glutamate receptors, regulation of excitatory synaptic transmission, and neuroinflammation
Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1988      
Email: strayne@emory.edu

Research Area: "Translational study on human glutamate (NMDA) receptor mutations associated with neurological diseases; Physiology and pharmacology of ionotropic glutamate receptors."
Assistant Professor - Research
2004 - Ph.D., Akita University School of Medicine, Akita, Japan
Email: hyuan@emory.edu

DEPARTMENT FOCUS

Image courtesy of the Feng Lab

Mouse hippocampal CA1 region 4 days after status epilepticus. Blue = cell nuclei; green = astrocytes; red = microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Mouse hippocampal CA1 region 4 days after status epilepticus. Blue = cell nuclei; green = astrocytes; red = microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Mouse dentate granule cell region 4 days after status epilepticus. Blue = cell nuclei; green = astrocytes; red = microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Image courtesy of the Traynelis Lab

Image courtesy of the Pavlath Lab

Mouse dentate hilus region 4 days after status epilepticus. Blue = cell nuclei; green = astrocytes; red = microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Hippocampal CA3 4 days after status epilepticus. blue - cell nuclei; green -  astrocytes; red - microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Image courtesy of the Pavlath Lab

Image courtesy of the Feng Lab

Image courtesy of the Feng Lab

Mouse hippocampal CA1 region 4 days after status epilepticus. Blue = cell nuclei; green = astrocytes; red = microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Image courtesy of the Hepler Lab

Hippocampal CA1 4 days after status epilepticus in COX2 cKO. blue - cell nuclei; green -  astrocytes; red - microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

11 January 2016
Dedication of the Winship Partner in Research Endowed Chair

Sent on behalf of Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Executive...
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01 March 2015
Context-Dependent GluN2B-Selective Inhibitors of NMDA Receptor Function Are Neuroprotective with Minimal Side...
04 October 2016
No Seminar
11 October 2016
Thomas Kukar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Emory...
"Targeting Progranulin to Treat Frontotemporal Dementia"
18 October 2016
No Seminar
25 October 2016
Qiang Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental Health,...
"Using Computational Dynamical Models of Molecular Circuitry to...
01 November 2016
TBA
08 November 2016
Nidhi Sahni, PhD, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Cancer Systems...
TBA
15 November 2016
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Society for Neurosciences - November 12th -...
22 November 2016
TBA
29 November 2016
TBA
06 December 2016
Rory A. Fisher, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of...
TBA
13 December 2016
Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of...
TBA
13 December 2016
TBA
20 December 2016
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NO SEMINAR
Closed due to the...
27 December 2016
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NO SEMINAR
Closed - due to the...
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