Grazyna Biala received a B.S. degree in pharmacy in Lublin, Poland. She received an M.S. degree (highest honor) from the Department of Biochemistry, Medical University, Lublin, Poland. She completed her Ph.D. degree in pharmacology (highest honor) at the Department of Pharmacodynamics, Medical University, Lublin, Poland, and Habilitation degree in pharmacology (highest honor). Since 2006, she has worked as a Professor in the Chair and Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland (since 2012 also as the Vice-Dean of the Faculty od Pharmacy). From 1991 to 2009, she was a recipient of seven fellowships of French (CIES, MESR, INSERM) and Polish Government. Her subjects of research are psychopharmacology, pharmacology of addiction, and pharmacotherapy, and the reinforcing effects of drug of abuse (including locomotor sensitization, cross-sensitization, place conditioning, and withdrawal syndrome), anxiety, memory and learning, depression, and nociception measured in behavioral paradigms. Moreover, the goal of the study is the common molecular mechanisms shared by addiction and hippocampal-dependent learning and memory processes. Such investigations may help to identify the neurobiological mechanisms of drug dependence and may lead to further strategies for its pharmacotherapy. Biala is a tutor of 5 Ph.D. theses.
Biography Updated on 16 April 2013