Area of Study

  • Molecular and Systems Neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Lipidomics
  • Effects of THC on the developing brain
  • Novel endogenous lipids involved in thermoregulation

Two fields that I have a passion for are neuroscience and the biochemistry of lipid signaling.


  • Hormonal contributions to neuronal processing and behavioral changes to noxious stimuli
  • Analysis of endogenous cannabinoids in a wide variety of model systems
  • Lipidomics mass spectrometric techniques as a tool for identifying novel lipids and signaling systems
  • Identification of a novel GPCR that is activated by THC as well as its endogenous ligands
  • Novel endogenous ligand identification of TRP receptors

Research Interests: cannabinoid pharmacology; neurobiochemistry; lipidomics

Subject Areas:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Hormones and Behavior

Subject Area

  • Psychological and Brain Sciences
Past Affiliations
Biochemistry, Animal Science, Cellular Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Molecular Biochemistry, Psychology
PhD, Florida State University, Neuroscience, 2001
BS, Florida State University, Nutrition, 1994