Faculty Profile: Civelli, Olivier

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Civelli, Olivier
Lab Contact:
Olivier Civelli
(949) 824-2522
Department: SOM - Pharmacology
369 Med Surge II, School of Medicine

Research Description

Areas of research: molecular pharmacology, neurobiology, drug discovery. Central theme: discover novel neurotransmitters involved in brain disorders and discover drugs found in traditional Chinese medicines. Disorders currently studied: schizophrenia, obesity, drug addiction, pain, sleep disorders, stress. Students will have opportunity to participate in experiments covering all aspects of pharmacological research: molecular (cloning) and cellular (cell culture) biology, pharmacology (binding and second messenger assays) and animal behavior (if desired).

Requirements to Participate

Students interested in pharmacological/pharmaceutical research; commitment: 2 years or more. Preference to those with experience in biological and/or chemical techniques.

Time Commitment per Week

12-16 hrs/wk

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Participation, willingness to learn, responsibility