Aron Lichtman, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor

Research Interests:  The overall focus of my research focuses on four general areas.

  1. understanding the physiological function of the endocannabinoid system;
  2. elucidating the mechanisms of action underlying the pharmacological effects of THC and other cannabinoids;
  3. investigating medicinal uses of cannabinoids; and
  4. 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.