Kevin Murnane, PhD

Faculty Information

Title(s)
Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Basic Science Research for Louisiana Addiction Research Center
Areas of Specialty
Substance Abuse, Alcoholism, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson’s Disease

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Work Phone
318-675-7830

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Biography

Dr. Kevin Murnane is an Associate Professor at LSU Health Shreveport. He received a BS in Biology and Psychology from the University of Georgia and a PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University. His research group is focused on the etiology and treatment of disorders of the central nervous system. Areas of special emphasis include substance abuse, alcoholism, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson’s disease. The Murnane group directly or through collaboration uses techniques such as medicinal chemistry, drug formulation, molecular biology, electrophysiology, behavioral pharmacology, and neuroimaging. Recent studies in his laboratory have focused on the development of natural products that reduce neuroinflammation to develop disease modifying therapies disorders of the central nervous system.