Daniel Yohannes, PhD, MBA

Daniel Yohannes, PhD, MBA


Daniel Yohannes, PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor

Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1083

Phone: 336-713-1556
Fax: 336-716-8501
Email: dyohanne@wakehealth.edu

Yale University, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 1991-1993
Purdue University; PhD, Organic Medicinal Chemistry 1991
Sterling College; BS, Chemistry, magna cum laude 1983  

Research Areas
Therapeutics Discovery, Neuroinflammation, Cognition Enhancement, Substance Abuse, Nicotine Addiction, GU/GI regulation  

Activities in Education
Teaching in the Medical School and Graduate School in:
Acetylcholine Receptors, Drug Discovery, Ligand-Gated Ion Channels, Chemical Development, Business of Science  

Activities in Commercialization of Research
Associate Director (Head of the Therapeutics Accelerator) in the Product Innovation Group within Wake Forest Innovations, the commercialization arm of the School of Medicine, University, and Medical Center. Support faculty interested in commercializing their innovative research.  

Brief Summary of Research
Collaborative applied research focused on 1) neuroinflammation initiated by triggers anticipated to cause inflammation, like traumatic brain injury (from high-impact sports, theater of war, etc), radiation (whole brain irradiation), and major wounds (from war or other conflict) as well as background processes like aging; and 2) substance abuse, particularly nicotine addiction and its co-morbidities (alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, other addictions, etc).

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