Aron Lichtman, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology,
Research Interests: The overall focus of my research focuses on four general areas.
- understanding the physiological function of the endocannabinoid system;
- elucidating the mechanisms of action underlying the pharmacological effects of THC and other cannabinoids;
- investigating medicinal uses of cannabinoids; and
- determining the impact of the drugs of abuse via the inhalation route of administration.
Much of this research employs a multidisciplinary approach using a combination of behavioral/physiological measures, pharmacological agents, genetically altered mice and quantification of drug, as well as endogenous compounds in body and brain.