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James B. Daunais, PhD

James B. Daunais, PhD


daunaisJames B. Daunais, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1083
Phone: 336-713-7185
Fax: 336-713-7168
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East Carolina University School of Medicine, PhD (1995)
East Carolina University, BS (1985)

Research Area
Neuroimaging, Substance Abuse, Primate, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetoencephalography

Academic Activities
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Nonhuman Primate Environmental Enrichment Committee
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Research Oversight Committee
Faculty Development Senior Advisory Group
Wake Forest School of Medicine: Laboratory Animal Medicine (L.A.M.) Training Program, Training Faculty

Brief Summary of Research
Research focuses on the neurobiological consequences of exposure to abused substances, including alcohol and stimulants. Brain imaging methods such as quantitative receptor autoradiography and in situ hybridization histochemistry techniques, are combined with genomic analysis to determine mechanisms of action of abused drugs at various transporter and receptor systems. Noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) modalities such as high resolution anatomic, magnetic resonance spectroscopic (MRS) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) methodologies are applied in parallel studies to identify the biological and functional correlates that result from repeated drug use.

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