Charles P. France

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA

Professor France received his PhD from the University of Michigan then conducted postdoctoral studies in the Psychobiology Laboratory at Harvard Medical School. His subsequent faculty appointments were at the University of Michigan, The Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, and currently at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he is Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry. His research focuses on the behavioral effects of drugs of abuse and the development of preclinical models for evaluating abuse potential. His laboratory has been funded from the NIH continuously since 1988 to study opioids, benzodiazepines, GHB, stimulants and other drugs of abuse. His laboratory also conducts abuse-liability studies for regulatory agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. He has published more than 150 research papers, served as President of the Society for Stimulus Properties of Drugs, President of the Behavioral Pharmacology Society, and currently he is the Chair of the Behavioral Pharmacology Division of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Biography Updated on 4 February 2009

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