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Co-Director

Local Address: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium
  • Board Member
    Gardner C. Quarton Distinguished Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Psychiatry
  • Member
    U-M Mental Health Research Institute
  • Neuroscience Advisory Board Member
    Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation
  • Board Member
    CORE

Education

  • PhD
    The University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. , behavioral neuroscience
    University of California , Los Angeles
  • bachelors , psychology
    American University of Beirut , Lebanon
  • master's degrees , psychology
    American University of Beirut , Lebanon
181 Total References
Web References
Site Directors | Pritzker Consortium
www.pritzkerneuropsych.org, 26 Mar 2014 [cached]
Photo of Huda Akil Huda Akil, Ph.D. is the Co-Site Director at the University of Michigan, where she is the Co-Director of the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and the Gardner C. Quarton Distinguished Professor of Neurosciences and Psychiatry. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and her Ph.D. in Biopsychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She performed her postdoctoral work at Stanford University. She has served as the President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the Society for Neuroscience. She has received numerous awards, including the Pasarow Foundation Award, the Patricia Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience (NARSAD) and the Mike Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award (SFN). She has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences.
Huda Akil's profile at the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute >
Huda Akil, Ph.D., the ...
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Huda Akil, Ph.D., the co-director of the U-M Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and co-director of the U-M site of the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium, notes that the findings go beyond previous research on circadian rhythms, using animals or human skin cells, which were more easily accessible than human brain tissues.
"Hundreds of new genes that are very sensitive to circadian rhythms emerged from this research -- not just the primary clock genes that have been studied in animals or cell cultures, but other genes whose activity rises and falls throughout the day," she says.
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The high quality of the brains, and the data gathered about how their donors lived and died, is essential to the project, Akil says.
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In addition to Li and Akil, the study's authors are Blynn G. Bunney, Fan Meng, Megan H. Hagenauer, David M. Walsh, Marquis P. Vawter, Simon J. Evans, Prabakhara V. Choudary, Preston Cartagena, Jack D. Barchas, Alan F. Schatzberg, the late Edward G. Jones, Richard M. Myers, U-M MBNI co-director Stanley J. Watson, Jr., and William E. Bunney.
Dr Huda Akil is the ...
www.aubmc.org, 30 Nov 2012 [cached]
Dr Huda Akil is the Co-Director of the University of Michigan's Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and Gardner C. Quarton Distinguished Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School. She has been elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors attainable by an American scientist. Dr Akil's research is aimed at understanding mechanisms of our emotions, including the brain biology of pain, stress, substance abuse and depression. She demonstrated that the brain has an intrinsic ability to actively block pain and was the first to implicate endorphins in the process. Early on, she translated this knowledge to practical applications, demonstrating that deep brain stimulation relieves intractable pain in humans by releasing endorphins. She and her colleagues elaborated the role of endorphins and related neuropeptides in brain function using a combination of molecular, anatomical and behavioral tools. Dr Akil received a PhD in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and pursued her postdoctoral training at Stanford University. She also holds a master's degree in Psycholin- guistics from the American University of Beirut. Her current research investigates the genetic, molecular and neural mechanisms underlying stress, addiction and mood disorders.
In the Limelight - Medicine at Michigan Winter 2001
www.medicineatmichigan.org, 2 May 2012 [cached]
Huda Akil Huda Akil , Ph.D., Gardner C. Quarton Professor of Neurosciences, professor of psychiatry and co-director and senior research scientist of the U-M Mental Health Research Institute. She was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the neurobiology of depression and stress, and for leadership in creating a modern scientific basis for psychiatry.
Newswise
www.newswise.com, 24 Feb 2004 [cached]
* Huda Akil, Ph.D., member of the U-M Mental Health Research Institute and past president of the Society for Neurosciences
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