Faculty

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Andrew Jenkins Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies
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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About

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.

Affiliations

Editorial Board, Molecular Pharmacology

Courses Taught

  • Neuropharmacology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Computational Methods in Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Publications

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.

Research

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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