UF CARE member Dr. Habibeh Khoshbouei, Department of Neuroscience (joint appointment in Psychiatry), has been promoted to Professor by the University of Florida Board of Trustees. Read about Dr. Khoshbouei’s research and featured articles below:
Projects in our laboratory are focused on the identification of novel mechanisms involved in regulation of dopamine neurotransmission in the brain. In particular we are interested in the regulation of dopamine transporter (DAT) an integral membrane protein vital for regulation of synaptic dopamine. Work in our laboratory is devoted to understanding the details of DAT regulation, trafficking, the pharmacological modulation of the transporter and how this is all integrated into the broader context of normal dopamine signaling and the pathogenesis of addiction, neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.
We have made great stride in understanding the mechanism of methamphetamine regulation of dopamine transporter, as well as understanding the molecular mechanism of alpha-synuclein regulation of dopamine transporter activity, the central subjects of our NIH funded projects. – Dr. Khoshbouei’s Department of Neuroscience Faculty Profile