Cody J. Wenthur

Position title: Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy


Phone: (608) 265-6743




Pharm.D. in Clinical Pharmacy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Postdoctoral in Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

Research Description:

My research is focused on the application and development of methods and tools from different regions on the spectrum of translational research in order to study common issues arising at the interface of mental health and substance abuse. I have a longstanding track record of working with interdisciplinary and translational research teams, direct expertise in assessment of rewarding small molecule effects on learning, memory, and behavior, as well as continued focus on integrative mechanistic analysis of psychoactive drug activity,

Research Key Words:

Neuropharmacology, Disease Neurobiology, Psychoactive Drugs, Drug Therapy, Vaccines against Addictive Substances

Diversity Statement:

My lab is proud to include researchers from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds. We believe that an inclusive, supportive environment is a necessary foundation for accomplishing significant scientific, clinical, and academic progress. Our insights are stronger when they are developed from multiple perspectives, and our lives are richer when our friends and colleagues provide us with a chance to learn from their experiences and to teach about our own.

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