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Paul Vezina, Ph.D.
Paul Vezina PhD



Department of Psychiatry
    and Behavioral Neuroscience
Committee on Neurobiology
The University of Chicago

5841 South Maryland Avenue
MC 3077
Chicago, IL 60637

773-702-2890 (office)
773-702-2891 (lab 1)
773-702-2899 (lab 2)
773-573-2665 (cell)
773-702-0857 (fax)

Nancy Bubula (Assistant)





Education and Training

  • B.A. in Experimental Psychology; 1981, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Ph.D. in Behavioral Neurobiology
    • 1987, Jane Stewart
    • Concordia University, Montreal
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropharmacology
    • 1988-1990, Chaire de Neuropharmacologie, Prof. Jacques Glowinski
    • Collège de France, Paris

Research Interests

  • neuronal mechanisms underlying drug-induced plasticity
  • neuronal mechanisms underlying the generation of appetitive behavior
  • sensitization by psychostimulant drugs
  • drug-induced associative conditioning
  • post-receptor signaling pathways

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Research Section Chief and Mission Director
    • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Director, NIDA Training Program

Society Memberships

  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • European Behavioural Pharmacology Society
  • Society for Neuroscience

Relevant Links

UCMC The University of Chicago Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences
5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3077
Chicago, IL 60637-1470
Last Update: January 2013