Expert on addiction, vaccine design for abused drugs, neuroplasticity and reward learning, allosteric modulators
Assistant Professor, Divisions of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy Work: 608-265-6743 — Home and cell phones available upon request email@example.com Home page Twitter: @WenthurLab
- Drug reward and learning in addiction and substance use disorders, including opioids, stimulants, cannabinoids, and synthetic psychoactive drugs
- Generation and use of vaccines against psychoactive small molecules as a means to treat drug overdose and addiction
- Generation and use of compounds that alter learning and memory as assistance to behavioral therapies for psychiatric disorders
- Developed the DISSECTIV method that uses antibodies to understand and mitigate the activity of psychoactive drug mixtures, as published in Nature.
- Generated first-in-class glutamate-targeting compounds and used them to understand the role of this neurotransmitter in alteration of conditioned learning, as published in PNAS.
- Provided expert input and interviews on addiction-related topics for print and radio outlets, including The Economist and C&EN.