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Michael A. Nader, PhD

Michael A. Nader, PhD


MA_NaderMichael A. Nader, PhD
Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1083
Phone: 336-713-7172
Fax: 336-713-7180


Uniformed Services University Health Sciences, Behavioral Pharmacology Post-Doc
University of Minnesota, PhD Exp. Psychology
Wayne State University, BS Psychology

Research Areas
Neurobehavioral Pharmacology; Nonhuman Primate Models; Social Behavior; Brain Imaging; Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Nicotine Abuse; Sex Differences; Models of Cognition

Current Academic Activities
Nonhuman Primate Environmental Enrichment Subcommittee
Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

Activities in Medical and Graduate Education
IPP 722: Behavioral Pharmacology (Course Co-Director with Dr. Linda Dykstra)
IPP 705, 706: Journal Club (Course Co-Director with Dr. Paul Czoty)

Brief Summary of Research
The research conducted in this laboratory is aimed at understanding the neuropharmacology of psychostimulant abuse, primarily cocaine, with the goal of identifying novel treatment strategies. To accomplish this goal, we utilize schedule-controlled behavior, drug self-administration, drug discrimination, social behavior, unconditioned behaviors, PET imaging and pharmacological challenges in nonhuman primate models. We are also interested in neurochemical, physiological and hormonal changes due to chronic drug exposure, including the long-term consequences on cognitive performance. Finally, we examine sex differences in our subjects; we have the only laboratory in the world using socially housed monkeys (male and female) in intravenous drug self-administration studies.

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