Amir Rezvani, Ph.D.
جناب آقای دکتر رضوانی سالهاست که در آمریکا سکونت دارد .دوران کودکی را در محله ی درب ریگ بیدگل گذرانده است و دارای دکترای زیست شناسی میباشد .همسرش خانم شهلا صدیقیان بیدگلی میباشد و امروز خبر ناگواری در باره ی داماد ایشان به من رسید که امیدوارم صحت نداشته باشد.
341 Bell Bldg.
Duke University Med. Center
Durham, NC 27710
Email: azadi AT duke DOT edu
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Biological Psychiatry, School of Medicine
My research and teaching interests have been primarily focused on the following areas:
Alcoholisms: We use selectively-bred alcohol preferring rats as an animal model of human alcoholism for developing better pharmacological treatments for alcoholism. Recently, we have been studying the effect of stress on alcohol intake and preference as well.
Nicotine Addiction: We have been studying age and sex differences in iv nicotine self-administration in rats. We have found that pattern of drug intake is both age- and sex-dependent. Our lab is also exploring different neuronal targets for developing better pharmacologic treatment for nicotine addiction.
Sustained Attention: Another aspect of our research is studying the role of the neuronal nicotinic system in sustained attention using a rodent model. We have shown, nicotine (not smoking!) improves sustained attention. A majority of people with schizophrenia smoke and they smoke heavily. Thus, it is important to understand the interaction of antipsychotic medications and nicotine in sustained attention. This has been another aspect of our research with interesting results.
Teaching: I love to teach and interact with students. Since arriving at Duke, I have been team-teaching the popular alcohol course (Psych 102; Alcohol: Brain, Society and Individual).
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1983-1985
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Physiology and Biophysics, 1983
M.S., The University of Central Missouri, Biology, 1978
M.S.Ed., Tehran University (Iran), Biology, 1976
B.S., Tehran University (Iran), Biology, 1970
Rezvani AH, Kholdebarin E, Cauley MC, Dawson E. Attenuation of pharmacologically-induced attentional impairment by methylphenidate in rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior (2009) 92(1):141-6.
Schramm-Sapyta, NL, Kingsley MA, Rezvani AH, Propst K, Swartzwelder HS, Kuhn CM. Early ethanol consumption predicts relapse-like behavior in adolescent male rats. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 32:754-762, 2008.
Rezvani, AH, Tizabi Y, Getachew B, Hauser SR, Caldwell DP, Hunter C, Levin ED. Chronic nicotine and dizocilpine effects on nicotinic and NMDA glutamatergic receptor regulation: Interactions with clozapine actions and attentional performance in rats. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 32:1030-1040, 2008.