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Andrew Jenkins Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Joined USJ:
Academic Degrees Ph.D., D.I.C., Imperial College, University of London
B.Sc., A.R.C.S., Imperial College, University of London
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Before joining USJ, Dr. Jenkins was Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Chemical Biology and Anesthesiology in the School of Medicine at Emory University. Prior to this he received postdoctoral training at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the University of Chicago.


Editorial Board, Molecular Pharmacology

Courses Taught

  • Neuropharmacology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Computational Methods in Pharmacology and Neuroscience


Dr. Jenkins has published more than 50 original papers and reviews in Nature, Science Translational Medicine, Journal of Neuroscience, Annals of Neurology, Psychopharmacology, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. His work focuses on the modulation of ion channels by sleep-inducing chemicals.


Dr. Jenkins’ research has investigated the mechanisms of general anesthetics, the molecular basis for sleeping disorders and the structure and function of ion channels, with a central focus on using patch clamp electrophysiology to study the GABA(A) receptor.

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