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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Huda Akil, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (734) 763-3770
Fax: (734) 647-4130
Email: akil@umich.edu

Primary Programs/Services:
Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences Institute

Education:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Research Interest:

  • Molecular and Integrative Studies of Emotional Brain Circuits

Academic Appointment:

  • Co-Director and Senior Research Scientist Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences Institute
  • Gardner C. Quarton Distinguished Professor of Neurosciences in Psychiatry
  • Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Caamano, C.A., Morano, M.I., Dalman, F.C., Pratt, W.B. and Akil, H.: A conserved proline in the hsp90-binding region of the glucocorticoid receptor is required for hsp90 heterocomplex stabilization and receptor signaling, J. Biol. Chem. 273:20473-20480 (1998).
  • Coward, P.S., Meng, F., Falk, M.S., Wada, G., Chan, S., Akil, H. and Conklin, B.R.: Controlling G protein signaling with specifically designed receptors, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95:352-357 (1998).
  • Day, H.E.W., Curran, E.J., Watson, S.J. and Akil, H.: Distinct neurochemical populations in the rat central extended amygdala and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis: Evidence for their selective activation by interleukin 1b, J. Comp. Neurol. 413:113-128 (1999).
  • Day, H.E.W., Curran, E.J., Watson, S.J. and Akil, H.: Distinct neurochemical populations in the rat central extended amygdala and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis: Evidence for their selective activation by interleukin 1b, J. Comp. Neurol. 413:113-128 (1999).
  • Meng, F., Taylor, L., Hoversten, M., Ueda, Y., Ardati, A., Reinscheid, R., Monsma, F., Watson, S.J., Civelli, O. and Akil, H.: Creating a functional opioid alkaloid binding pocket in the orphanin FQ receptor, Mol. Pharmacol. 53:772-777 (1998).