Stanwood, Gregg D., Department of Pharmacology
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Associate Director, Murine Neurobehvioral Core
8405 MRB IV
Developmental perturbations and subsequent compensations of limbic circuits contribute to the manifestation of neuropsychiatric disease states. My efforts focus on examining the
developmental influences of biogenic amine signaling on the formation and function of neural circuits mediating cognitive and emotional responses. We use molecular, cell biological,
and neuroanatomical methods to characterize pharmacological and genetic models of dysfunctions in dopamine signaling pathways. The ultimate goal of this work is to discover
long-lasting neuroadaptations (and maladaptations) in intecellular signaling that result from disruption of normal neurotransmitter signaling during critical periods of maturation.