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  • University Research Professor
  • Director, Neuroscience B.S. Degree Program
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
Other Affiliations:
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center

Mark A. Prendergast

Research Interests:
Neuroscience Teaching
Alcohol Dependence
Amphetamine Abuse
Stress Hormones
Brain Injury

My laboratory's research efforts are focused on examining biochemical mechanisms involved with the development of alcohol and drug dependence. In addition, we study novel drug targets, such as stress hormone receptors systems, that might be targeted in the treatment of dependence.

In studying these topics, my laboratory employs a broad range of neurochemical and behavioral techniques, including cell culture of brain tissue, in vivo rodent studies, ELISA, Western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry.


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Graduate Training
Ph.D. Univ. of Nebraska, 1994
Selected Publications: