Peter J. Winsauer
Dr. Winsauer is currently a Professor of Pharmacology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Winsauer received his bachelors of science degree in Experimental Psychology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Experimental Psychology from The American University in Washington, DC. After he obtained his doctoral degree, he worked as a Research Psychologist for the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute identifying radiation- and drug-induced behavioral changes in complex behavior involving learning and memory. For the past fifteen years, Dr. Winsauer’s research projects have focused on the behavioral pharmacology of all classes of drugs of abuse including alcohol in a variety of experimental animal species. Recently, in collaboration with Louisiana State University’s Alcohol Research Center, he began studies aimed at evaluating the neuropsychological deficits produced by alcohol and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in SIV-infected rhesus monkeys. SIV-infected monkeys in particular offer a special opportunity to develop and test strategies that will attenuate the devastating neuropsychological deficits that can occur during retroviral infections.
Biography Updated on 4 December 2008