David C.S. Roberts, PhD


robertsDavid C.S. Roberts, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1083
Phone: 336-716-8597
Fax: 336-716-8501
Email: dcsrobts@wakehealth.edu

PhD University of British Columbia (1978)
MSc University of British Columbia (1975)
BSc University of Victoria (1973)

Research Area
Behavioral Pharmacology; Cocaine self-administration in rodents; Neurobiology of drug abuse

Academic Activities
Chair, Neuroscience Program Recruitment Committee
Member, Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
Member, Board of Scientific Councilors, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Ad Hoc, various NIH study sections

Activities in Medical & Graduate Education
NUSC 701: Behavioral Neuroscience (Course Director)
PSPR 705: Journal Club (Course Director)
GRAD 713: Ethics and Professional Development (Facilitator)
PSPR 704: Lecturer

Brief Summary of Research
The focus of my research has been the neurobiology of drugs of abuse, including cocaine, heroin and alcohol. Recent work has evaluated changes in the motivation of rats to self-administer cocaine following pharmacological pre-treatments or neurotoxic lesions. One goal is to develop animal models which reflect specific aspects of the addiction process and to investigate the underlying neurobiology through collaborations with labs that examine changes in brain chemistry (Sara Jones, James Smith), genomics and proteomics (Kent Vrana).


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