Dr. Michael J. Kuhar
Dr Kuharís general interests include how the brain works and what
goes wrong in neuropsychiatric disease. He studies many species
including man, choosing the best way to answer the question at
hand. Behavior, anatomy of brain structures, and the chemistry
of the brain are studied. A focus of his research has been drug
addiction, particularly the effects cocaine and amphetamines. New
strategies for the development of medications for drug addicts
has also been a theme over many years.
In a recent survey, it was found that Dr Kuhar has more literature
citations than any other scientist at Emory University (click
here for CV).
He is often asked to be an expert witness in patent and medical malpractice court cases.
Dr. Kuhar has published a book (available December, 2011) titled:
The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol and Nicotine.
(FT Press, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey)
It is written for intelligent laymen who are interested in drugs and
the brain. It explains what has been learned about the brain, what drugs
do to it, and how we can get better and stay away from drugs. It is
comprehensive, including parts about brain research and how the brain is
a co-conspirator in creating addiction. It describes personality factors
that make us vulnerable to drugs, and what we can do about it. It is
up-to-date, including many recent discoveries, brain images, and ideas
(click here for reviews).
Michael J Kuhar, Ph.D.
Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University
Candler Professor of Neuropharmacology, School of Medicine
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
954 Gatewood Rd, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Voice: (404) 727-3274
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