Our Team

Leadership

Robert O. Messing, M.D.

Robert O. Messing, M.D.

Director | Senior Advisor to the Dean on Research Strategy, Dell Medical School | Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology and Pharmacology & Toxicology

Dr. Messing received his BA with Honors in History in 1974 and his MD in 1979, both from Stanford University. He trained in Internal Medicine from 1979-1981 at the University of Virginia, and then in Neurology at UCSF from 1981-1984, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at UCSF from 1984-86 with David A. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D. He became a faculty member in Neurology at UCSF in 1986, and served as a member of the UCSF Neuroscience Graduate Program and a Principal Investigator at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, where he became Vice President for Internal Affairs.

Harris

R. Adron Harris, Ph.D.

Associate Director | Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Pharmacology | M. June & J. Virgil Waggoner Chair in Molecular Biology

Dr. R. Adron Harris, a leading investigator of the molecular biology of alcohol and the human nervous system, joined the university in 1999 as the center’s director. Dr. Harris is author or co-author of more than 350 papers on the molecular biology of alcohol and the human nervous system. He is the recipient of the 1989 MERIT Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the 1999 Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the 2004 Jellinek Memorial Award, an international prize given each year to the scientist who has made the greatest contribution to the understanding of alcoholism as a disease.

Affiliated Faculty

Richard W. Aldrich

Richard W. Aldrich

Professor of Neuroscience | Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research II
Nigel S. Atkinson

Nigel S. Atkinson

Professor of Neuroscience
Juan M. Dominguez

Juan M. Dominguez

Associate Professor of Psychology
Christine L. Duvauchelle

Christine L. Duvauchelle

Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Johann K. Eberhart

Johann K. Eberhart

Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences
Andrew Ellington

Andrew Ellington

Professor of Molecular Biosciences | Wilson M. and Kathryn Fraser Research Professor in Biochemistry | Fellow of Mr. and Mrs. Corbin J. Robertson, Sr. Regents Chair in Molecular Biology
Carlton K. Erickson

Carlton K. Erickson

Professor of Pharmacy | Pfizer Centennial Professor in Pharmacy
Kim Fromme

Kim Fromme

Professor of Clinical Psychology | Director, Studies on Alcohol, Health, and Risky Activities (SAHARA) Laboratory
Rueben A. Gonzales

Rueben A. Gonzales

Professor of Pharmacy | Jacques P. Servier Regents Professor in Pharmacy
Vishwanath R. Iyer

Vishwanath R. Iyer

Professor of Molecular Biosciences
Johnston

Daniel Johnston

Professor of Neuroscience | Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
Theresa A. Jones

Theresa A. Jones

Professor of Psychology
Steven W. Leslie

Steven W. Leslie

Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, The University of Texas System | James E. Bauerle Centennial Professor in Drug Dynamics, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin
Elizabeth Lippard

Elizabeth Lippard

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Michela Marinelli

Michela Marinelli

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Stephen F. Martin

Stephen F. Martin

Professor of Chemistry | M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Regents Chair in Chemistry
S. John Mihic

S. John Mihic

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Edward M. Mills

Edward M. Mills

Associate Professor of Pharmacy | Bergen Brunswig Corporation Centennial Fellow in Pharmacy
Hitoshi Morikawa

Hitoshi Morikawa

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Richard A. Morrisett

Richard A. Morrisett

Professor of Pharmacy | Revco Foundation Fellow in Pharmacy
Jonathan T. Pierce

Jonathan T. Pierce

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Igor Ponomarev

Igor Ponomarev

Research Assistant Professor
Timothy Schallert

Timothy Schallert

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Staff

Marsha Berkman

Executive Assistant to Robert O. Messing

Jayna Dixon

Research Manager, Harris Lab and INIA Neuroimmune

Niki (Katherine) García-Holmes

Communications Coordinator

Jody Mayfield

Scientific Editor