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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Secondary Appointment Faculty

Dr. Peter KalivasPeter Kalivas, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Neurosciences

(843)792-4424 phone
(843)792-1838 lab

Biographical Sketch
Dr. Peter W. Kalivas received his B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Washington.  He completed post-doctoral work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, concentrating on Neuropharmacology.  He is co-chair of the Department of Neurosciences with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Dr. Kalivas is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council at NIDA, current recipient of a Merit Award from NIH, and is a Distinguished University Professor.

Research Interests
Brain circuitry underlying addiction, neuroplasticity underlying the development of abuse, as well as the learning and memory deficits associated with impoverished rearing environments

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