Dr. Susan George

Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Susan R. George is a Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto, a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a clinical endocrinologist at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Molecular Neuroscience and her research interest is the biology of G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). The research focus is on the receptors for neurotransmitters such as dopamine and opioids, receptor function and oligomerization, structure–activity relationships and the discovery of novel genes encoding GPCRs and their functions with a view to developing novel therapeutic agents targeting GPCRs. This research has significance for neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders of the brain. Of particular interest is elucidating pathophysiologic mechanisms and potential treatment strategies for drug and other addictions, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

 

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