Christopher Schmoutz, PhD

Faculty Information

Title(s)
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience
Areas of Specialty
Neuropharmacology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Neuroendocrinology

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Work Phone
318-675-4614

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Biography
Dr. Christopher Schmoutz is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience. He achieved a BS in Neuroscience from Alleheny College in 2005 and completed his PhD in Neuropharmacology at LSU Health Shreveport in 2013. His research interests include neuropsychopharmacology, neuroendocrinology, and zebrafish models of neuropsychiatric disorders. As an educator, Dr. Schmoutz teaches topics of neuroscience and neuropharmacology to graduate and medical students.
 
The Schmoutz Laboratory evaluates neuropharmacological therapeutics through advanced behavioral and neurochemical techniques. We are actively developing novel zebrafish models of neuropsychiatric disorders, including addiction, epilepsy, anxiety, and PTSD. These zebrafish models are high-throughput and inexpensive, allowing us to quickly answer important neuropsychopharmacological questions in a cost-effective manner. To accomplish these research goals, we utilize many novel open-source software and hardware solutions including 3-D printing for rapid prototyping, Arduino microcontrollers for automated behavioral experiments, and R for data analysis. We are interested in further collaborations from like-minded researchers in both industry and academia.