modulation of neurological mediators

Research in the Bohn laboratory is focused on understanding how G protein-coupled receptors function in an endogenous setting to control physiologically relevant processes.  We are most interested in receptors that mediate neurological functions, particularly those of the opioid, serotonin and cannabinoid families. Ultimately, our goal is to refine therapeutics- to enhance the benefits and eliminate the side effects.  In this manner, we hope to inspire new approaches in treating pain, addiction and mood disorders.