Education & Training
- West Virginia University, BS
- University of Kentucky, MS
- North Carolina State University, PhD
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Dr. Homanics' publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.
Research, clinical, and/or academic interests
Dr. Homanics' research interests are focused on the mechanism(s) of action of alcohol and anesthetics. His lab is attempting to gain mechanistic insight into the processes of alcohol intoxication and general anesthesia by creating and analyzing genetically altered mice. Specifically, experiments are in progress to genetically dissect the GABA neurotransmitter pathway. GABA receptor knockout, knockin, and overexpressing mice are also helping to elucidate mechanisms of epilepsy, learning and memory, behavior, drug action, and developmental abnormalities as well as serving as models of human genetic disorders, e.g., Angelman Syndrome and essential tremor.
For more information, please visit the Homanics Lab web site.