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Name: Dr. Alexander J. McDonald
Email: alexander.mcdonald@uscmed.sc.edu
Phone: 803-216-3511
Campus: Columbia
College: Medicine
Department: Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Building: Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience Building 1, Rm D-47
Position: Professor
Research Interests: Amygdala; fear; anxiety; post-traumatic stress disorder; temporal lobe epilepsy; Alzheimers; electrophysiological characteristics of amygdalar neurons; anatomy and neurochemistry of amygdalar neurons and their innervation by monoaminergic (e.g., serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine) neurons of the brainstem, and cholinergic neurons of the basal forebrain; Neuroanatomy of emotional brain centers; Disorders of Cognition and Aging
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