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James Auta PhD PharmD MBA

James Auta
  • Associate Professor
Contact Information
  • jauta [at]
  • (312) 355-4857
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:283

Associate Professor at UIC. Dr. Auta has extensive experience on the behavioral, molecular and neuropharmacology of GABAergic, glutamatergic and nicotinic receptors neurotransmission; and more recently, the neuropharmacology and pathology of the cerebellum during acute and chronic alcohol exposure.

  • Behavioral and molecular pharmacology of nicotine and benzodiazepine tolerance and dependence, new anticonvulsant treatment strategies for organophosphate poisoning.

  • Imidazenil

    Imidazenil as a protective agent against nerve agents, mechanisms of cigarette smoking and schizophrenia.

Title Description Investigator(s) Category Status
Chronic Alcohol Exposure Differentially Alters the Levels of S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAM) and S-Adenosyl Homocysteine in the Rat Brain Chronic alcohol exposure leads to behavioral changes, as well as, decreased expression of genes associated with synaptic plasticity. In this project, we treat rats chronically with alcohol and also subject a group of these to alcohol withdrawal. Psychiatric Institute On-going

*System-generated list from psychiatry research website.