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NeuroPharmacoGenetics Lab

About

Our laboratory is interested in the genetic basis of complex brain disorders, including genetic predisposition for alcoholism, drug use, and other compulsive behaviors, as well as molecular mechanisms underlying such neuro-sensory processes as neuropathic pain, analgesia, and diabetic neuropathy.

Research Aim(s)

  • Genetic predisposition to alcoholism, drug abuse, and other compulsive behaviors in human
  • Genetic factors influencing alcohol drinking in rodent models
  • Behavioral patterns of alcohol preference and social environment in rodent models
  • Molecular mechanisms of neuro-sensory processes, including pain, stress, and analgesia

Active Research Projects

  • Rodent models of alcohol drinking, and influence by social environment and gender
  • Human genetic variations that impact alcohol drinking, drug use, and other compulsive behaviors
  • Brain-expressed genes associated with alcohol preference and relapse
  • Physiological analysis of spinal cord neuro-sensory systems in nerve pain
  • Rodent models of analgesia with genetic and pharmacological therapeutics
  • Cell and rodent models to identify protein networks underlying nerve pain and alcoholism
  • Rodent models to identify potential drugs for treating nerve pain and alcoholism
  • Computational analysis of genetic impact in longitudinal alcoholism studies
  • Genetic and computational analysis of diabetic neuropathy and inflammation-mediated chronic pain


Personnel

Core Faculty:
Lei Yu, PhD
Arthur Tomie, PhD
Students:
Aarti Patel
Aayushi Parikh
Akash Patel
Akhila Manthena
Aleeza Usman
Allyson Graves
Amay Mehta
Amogh Kudva
Ananya (Annie) Jain
Ananya Girish
Aneesha Doshi
Angelica Petersen
Anika Patel
Anveshi Prakash
Asha Mathew
Doria Elhalafawy
Drew Johnson
Esha Paghdal
Gauri Misra
Haider Salam
Ihiel Alhasov
Jiayu Zhang
Jillian Rivera
Justine Soltys
Kathryn Chan
Kishan Patel
Krishna Goli
Lauren Craft
Mary Kopchick
Nafee Ullah
Peter Ni
Ria Medasani
Ruksar Rahman
Saloni Jain
Sandra Guirguis
Sarah Mostafa
Shaili Soni
Shea Patel
Shivani Rawat
Shiyi Zhu
Shreya Patel
Smriti Sukesh Kumar
Sneha Varghese
Su Min Kim
Swathi Jayakumar
Usman Toor
Uthman Qureshi
Xiaoyan Deng
Yash Patel

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