Lakshmi A Devi

Lakshmi A Devi, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Pharmacological Sciences
  • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
  • PROFESSOR | Psychiatry

Research Topics:

Addiction, Enzymology, Hormones, Neural Networks, Neuropeptides, Opioid/Cannabinoid Receptors, Post-Transcriptional Processing, Protein Trafficking & Sorting, Proteomics, Signal Transduction

Dr. Devi is Professor of the Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Psychiatry and Neuroscience departments. She is the Dean for Academic Development and Enrichment as well as Director of the Interdisciplinary Training in Drug Abuse Research Program.

Throughout her career, she has been interested in several lines of research, including receptor dimerization, regulation of peptide biosynthesis and opiate addiction. Part of her research focus is to explore mechanisms underlying opiate and cannabinoid receptor activation using a combination of molecular biological, biochemical, cell biological, pharmacological and behavioral techniques. Some of the projects in her lab also use a combination of classic and modern techniques in molecular pharmacology to explore the novel pharmacology of receptor heterodimers, and/or cutting-edge neuroproteomic techniques to analyze morphine induced changes in the levels of synaptic proteins and neuropeptides.

For more information, please visit the Devi Laboratory website.

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Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP], Neuroscience [NEU]


MSc, University of Mysore

PhD, University of Windsor

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Addiction Research Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Vollum Institute