Linda P. Dwoskin, PhD
Linda P. Dwoskin, PhD, Endowed Professor in Pharmaceutical Education, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Dwoskin is a neuropharmacologist with an active research program which focuses on discovering novel treatments for psychostimulant addiction, including nicotine and methamphetamine. The research conducted in her laboratory is primarily basic neurochemical research which identifies lead compounds and provides preclinical data for translation into whole animal behavioral analyses of candidate compounds, followed by clinical phase safety and efficacy testing. Dr. Dwoskin's research also includes investigations of the neurochemical mechanisms which underlie effects of the environment and of individual differences that augment vulnerability to drug abuse.
Dr. Dwoskin has been funded continuously by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the past 22 years. Dr. Dwoskin has significant mentoring experience as a co-Director of a T32 Training Grant focused on research in the drug abuse field.
Dr. Dwoskin is active in national professional societies, serving as Chair of the ASPET Women in Pharmacology Committee and as a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the College of Problems of Drug Dependence and the Society for Neuroscience. She is the Founder and Vice President of Yaupon Therapeutics, Inc.