Linda J. Porrino, PhD

Linda J. Porrino, PhD

nophotoWFSMLinda J. Porrino, PhD
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1083

Phone: 336-716-8506
Fax: 336-716-8501
Email: lporrino@wakehealth.edu

 

Education
PhD, New York University, 1977
AB, Bates College, 1969

Research Area
imaging, basal ganglia, substance abuse, methylphenidate 

Brief Summary of Research
The focus of the Porrino Lab is to understand the long-term neurobiological effects of chronic drug exposure.  Our laboratory is interested in both therapeutic drugs such as those used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder and Parkinson’s disease, as well as abused drugs such as cocaine, marijuana and alcohol that lead to addiction.  We use a truly translational approach as we are one of the few labs that conduct studies in clinical populations alongside studies in animal models.  All of our studies use a multitude of imaging methods ranging from positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging in humans to in vitro receptor autoradiography, in vivo PET imaging, and in situ hybridization in animal models. 


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Phone 336-716-8506
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WF School of Medicine
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC  27157
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