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Anne Murphy

Associate Professor    
Education

University of Cincinnati BS 1985 Psychology
University of Colorado Masters 1987 Behavioral Genetics
University of Cincinnati Ph.D. 1992 Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Maryland Postdoctoral 1995 Neurobiology

Biography

Dr. Murphy’s research focuses on the impact of sex and age on pain and opiate responsiveness as well as the impact of early life experience on adult pain and stress responsiveness.  She uses a wide variety of techniques from molecular to behavioral to describe how pain alters brain activity and synaptic plasticity.  The goal of this work is to elucidate the mechanisms whereby age, sex and early life experience alter opioidergic circuits within the CNS.  She has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health to support her work.  Dr. Murphy is also on the editorial board of several journals, reviews grants regularly for NIH and NSF, and is the Associate Director of the Neuroscience Institute.  When not doing science, Dr. Murphy loves to hang out on the beach with her husband and kids.

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