Drug Discovery

Jerri Rook, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

1215F Light Hall, Nashville, TN, 37232

Research Description

Dr. Rook is a highly trained behavioral and systems neuropharmacologist who has a great deal of expertise with the use of biochemistry, molecular biology, behavioral pharmacology and imaging techniques to study the in vivo effects of GPCR ligands in preclinical animal models. She has made a number of contributions to the understanding of the roles of both metabotropic glutamate and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in the regulation of brain function and behavior and in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. Currently, Dr. Rook is focused on the discovery and in vivo characterization of novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of psychosis and cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia and Alzheimer¿¿¿s disease.

Selected Publications