Professor

Huda Akil

University of Michigan Medical School
Area
Biological Sciences
Specialty
Neurosciences, Cognitive Sciences, and Behavioral Biology
Member Since
2004
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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