William Bryant Faust, IV, MAST

Research Interests

The primary focus of research is in the field of central nervous system (CNS) pharmacology. Previous projects have been directed toward the characterization of drug effects on behavior and autonomic function. Current investigations involve the role of opioids, benzodiazepines, and excitatory amino acid agonists and antagonists. An emphasis is now being placed on the development of computer controlled procedures for the evaluation of drug effects over a wide variety of species using online microanalysis of drug effects on behavioral and physiological variables.

Selected Publications

Pakarinen, Eric D., Faust, W. Bryant, and Moerschbaecher, J.M. Effects of Convulsant and Anticonvulsant Agents on Memory in Squirrel Monkeys. Prog. Neuro-Psychopharmacol. & Biol. Psychiat. 1996, 20.

Auta, J., Faust, W.B., Lambert, P., Guidotti, A., Costa, E. & Moerschbaecher, J.M. Comparison of the effects of full and partial allosteric modulators of GABAA receptors on complex behavioral processes in monkeys Behavioural Pharmacology, 1995, 6, 323-332.

Savage, U.C., Faust, W.B., Lambert, P. & Moerschbaecher, J.M. Effects of scopolamine on learning and memory in monkeys. Psychopharmacology, 1995, 123, 9-14.

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