Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, PhD

Jaye L. Derrick, PhD.

Senior Research Scientist

Behavioral Neuropharmacology

Faculty, Neuroscience 

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 881-7520


Primary Research Areas

The role of the mesolimbic dopamine circuit in addictive disorders with a focus on drug abuse, alcoholism and obesity

Research Publications Expertise

Research Projects

Thanos  | Haj-Dahmane
This translational study will look at the role of fatty acid binding proteins in the brain’s endocannabinoid system, particularly in the mechanisms controlling reward and addiction, to identify new potential targets for drug therapies to fight addiction.
Thanos | Hajnal
Researchers will investigate the potential neurological causes of increased propensity for alcohol use disorders by individuals who have undergone gastric bypass surgery.
Komatsu | Thanos | Hadjiargyrou
The overall goal of this research was to determine if methyphenidate (MP), sold as Ritalin, is harmful to skeletal development and if so, how to reduce its adverse effects.
Cardozo | Thanos
Researchers worked to develop a combined cocaine and HIV vaccine based on a common protein scaffold shared by vaccines already in use.