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  • Ian A. Paul, PhD

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    Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, UMMC
    Director, Medical Student Education
    Director, Animal Behavioral Core, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience
    Clinical Sciences Building, Room L716
    Phone: (601) 815-1361
    Fax: (601) 984-5885
    E-mail: ipaul@umc.edu

    Education

    • BS - University of Pittsburgh, behavioral neuroscience, 1983
    • PhD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, neurobiology, 1989
    • Postdoctoral training, Laboratory of Neuroscience, NIDDK, NIH, 1989-93

    Background

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1993-98.
    • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1998-2005.
    • Awarded Tenure, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2000.
    • Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2005-present.
    • Founder & Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2007-14.
    • Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2015-present.

    Special interests

    • Behavioral neuropharmacology and development
    • Pedagogical research and innovation.

    Research interests

    My research focuses on the neurobehavioral effects and mechanisms of antidepressant and other psychiatric pharmacotherapies. I am especially interested in the effects of these drugs on neuronal and behavioral development.

    Recent publications