Huda Akil

University of Michigan Medical School
Biological Sciences
Neurosciences, Cognitive Sciences, and Behavioral Biology
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Gardner Quarton Distinguished University Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry and Co-Director and Senior Research Scientist, Mental Health Research Institute. Made discoveries in the neurobiology of behavior, especially in the molecular mechanisms underlying responsiveness to stress and pain. Demonstrated a role for endorphins in addiction and in related studies on the neuroendocrinology of anxiety and depression. Advanced understanding of emotionality and human behavioral dysfunction.
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