Samir Haj-Dahmane, PhD

Samir Haj-Dahmane, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Neuroscience

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

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2231
Email: dahmane@ria.buffalo.edu

Primary Research Areas

Mechanisms and regulation of synaptic transmission in the central nervous system; the impact of stress and stress hormones on synaptic transmission and plasticity in monoaminergic nuclei; role of endogenous cannabinoids “endocannabinoids” in the regulation of neuronal excitability.

Research Projects

3/29/18
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.
12/5/16
Shen | Haj-Dahmane | Dlugos
Researchers will study prenatal exposure to ethanol and how that might alter brain mechanisms that influence addiction.
9/14/15
Haj-Dahmane | Kaczocha
The goal of this study was to help develop inhibitors for Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs) in the brain to aid in new treatments of anxiety disorders and addiction.
7/15/15
Deutsch | Haj-Dahmane
The main goal of this study was to help develop pharmaceutical drugs that may help remedy pain, stress and/or withdrawal from drug abuse.

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