Department of Pharmacology
and Toxicology and Neuroscience Research Center
The Olsen laboratory studies the neurocircuitry underlying motivated behavior, both for drug (e.g. cocaine) and non-drug rewards (e.g. sucrose, novelty seeking). Experiments to examine similarities and differences between drug and non-drug motivated behaviors employ a variety of in vivo and in vitro techniques including intravenous drug self-administration, transgenic rat and mouse lines, immunohistochemistry, and electrophysiology.
5/20/2013 . . . The Medical College of Wisconsin celebrates the 120th Anniversary of our founding. With nearly 200 significant research disoveries over the past 80 years, which included accolades to many pharmacology faculty members.
4/25/2013 . . . Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of California at Davis, Led by Dr. John Imig and Dr. Bruce Hammock have new treatment for Cardiometabolic Syndrome: Combined Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibition And Thiazolidinediones.
4/23/2013 . . . PhRMA Foundation Award in Excellence goes to, William B. Campbell, PhD, Professor and Chairman of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
3/13/2013 . . . William B. Campbell, PhD, Professor and Chairman of Pharmacology and Toxicology receives the 2013 Faculty Vitality Award.
3/5/2013 . . . CTSI Announces Pilot Award Recipients for 2013. Guan Chen, PhD and John Imig, PhD are part of the sixteen new research projects awarded this year.
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Our graduate degree program includes dynamically changing disciplines such as neuropharmacology and molecular pharmacology. This program receives many students from the Interdisciplinary Program of Neuroscience and Biomedical Science.