|Name:||Dr. Jun Zhu|
|Department:||Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences|
|Research Interests:||Role of central dopaminergic pathways in brain function; behavior related nicotine addiction; molecular and neurobiological mechanisms of behavior; individual differences in vulnerability to drug abuse; molecular mechanism(s) of HIV-1 associated dysfunction of dopaminergic transmission in concurrent cocaine abusers; how HIV-1 Tat protein and cocaine interact with the human DAT through their recognition binding sites on human DAT; role of the environmental influences underlying individual susceptibility to nicotine dependence|
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