Michael J. Kuhar

Yerkes National Primate Research Center
(404) 727-3274

Michael J. Kuhar is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, a Candler Professor of Pharmacology, and a Professor at The Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University. Formerly he was professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of medicine and a branch chief at the National Institutes of health.  His general interests include the structure and function of the brain and the basis of neuropsychiatric disease. Over the years, he has been instrumental in the development of various brain imaging approaches, particularly for drug receptors.A focus of his work has been drug addiction and the development of medications and new treatment strategies. He has nearly one thousand publications of all types, is very highly cited, and has trained many students and fellows. He has received many awards for his work.  The most recent is the Nathan B Eddy Award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence where he is a fellow and past president. His interests in ethics include the ethics of collegial interactions.