Dr. Nielsen David

Dr. Nielsen David

Dr. Nielsen

Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine
, Houston, United States of America

plus Speciality

DRUG ABUSE

Biography:

Dr. Nielsen graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Biochemistry. He obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The University of Chicago where he studied insulin gene expression. He has investigated hormone control of mRNA stability at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and the genetics of alcoholism at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse, NIH. He has been involved in bioinformatics at InforMax, Inc. and has investigated the genetics of heroin addiction as an Assistant Professor at The Rockefeller University. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Academic positions:

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Toomim Laboratory for Psychiatric Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine Research Health Scientist, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Adjunct Professor, The Rockefeller University, Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases.

Research interests:

Dr. Nielsen, performs pharmacogenetic research aimed at understanding the inter-individual differences that modulate therapeutic response to treatment of psychostimulant addiction, vulnerability to develop addiction, and recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI). He also studies the epigenetics of addictive drugs, cocaine associated alterations in brain structure, TBI, and maternal behavior.

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