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Jeffrey L. Weiner, PhD

Jeffrey L. Weiner, PhD


WeinerJeffrey L. Weiner, PhD
Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1083
Phone: 336-716-8692
Fax: 336-716-8501

University of Colorado, Post Doctoral Research (1994-1998)
University of Toronto, PhD, Pharmacology (1994)
University of Toronto, BSc, Neuroscience (1988)

Research Area
Synaptic Neuropharmacology, Rodent Models of Ethanol Self-Administration

Academic Activities
Co-Director, Graduate Studies, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Dean's Advisory Committee
Intramural Research Support Committee
Center for Scientific Review, NAL Study Section Member

Activities in Medical and Graduate Education
Medical Students:
- Anticonvulsants
- Sedatives, Hypnotics, and Anxiolytics
Graduate Students:
- NUSC 712, Co-Director, Lecturer
- NUSC 703, Lecturer
- PSPR 701, Lecturer
- PSPR 703, Lecturer
- PSPR 704, Lecturer
- Grad 713, Facilitator
J. Kiffin Penry Epilepsy MiniFellowship Network, Lecturer
Research Society on Alcoholism Lecture Series, Lecturer

Brief Summary of Research
Research in our lab is focused on unraveling the synaptic mechanisms responsible for the complex behavioral and cognitive effects of ethanol. Many projects employ whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiological methods in rat and mouse brain slice preparations. These powerful electrophysiological techniques allow us to study the physiological and pharmacological properties of excitatory and inhibitory synapses in brain regions that are thought to play an integral role in ethanol addiction. We also employ several rodent self-administration models that provide insight into appetitive and consummatory elements of ethanol drinking behavior.

Quick Reference

Phone 336-716-8506
Fax 336-716-8501

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