Center for Neuroscience

Jennifer Whistler: On the Search for Safer Opioids

March 08, 2018
As healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical companies, patients and families grapple with the opioid crisis, researchers are rushing to design safer opioids. Center for Neuroscience Associate Director Jennifer Whistler believes drug development is headed in the wrong direction when it comes to opioids. Her solution: design a better drug that mimics the body's natural pain reliever, endorphin.

Alex Nord

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
  • Center for Neuroscience
  • Genome Center
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
Research Interests: Genomic control of transcription in the brain
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