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Napier
T. Celeste
PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Director, Center for Compulsive Behavior and Addiction
Pharmacology
Graduate College, Rush Medical College
Cohn Research Building
1735 W. Harrison St.
Stes. 422 and 424
Chicago, IL 60612

Cohn Research Building
1735 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 563-2416
(312) 563-2403
celeste_napier@rush.edu
Postdoctoral Training, University of North Carolina

PhD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Biological Sciences, Mental Disorders, Nervous System Diseases, Physiological Processes
Animal Pharmacology, Animal surgery/Modeling, Electrophysiology Cell/in vivo, Evoked Potentials, Patch Clamp/Individual Channel Recording, Western Northern Southern Blotting

The research interests of Dr. Napier's laboratory are focused on changes in the adult mammalian brain that alter motivative behaviors, including those associated with drug addiction and its co-morbidity with other mental and neurological diseases. Behavior, pharmacological, electrophysiological and biochemical approaches are used in rodent models of the human brain disease to ascertain neuronal substrates that are altered during the course of these disorders. The work is directed towards developing novel therapeutic targets that can nullify the disease-related brain alterations.
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