Disorders of the Nervous System
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Mechanisms of nicotine addiction: desensitization and upregulation of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR). Alzheimer’s disease: mechanisms of beta-amyloid peptide modulation of voltage- (e.g., Kv1.1) and ligand-dependent (alpha-7 nAChR) ion channel activities.
George Rebec (Emeritus)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Research Lab
Electrophysiological and neurochemical mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disease and relapse to drug-seeking behavior.