Dorit Ron, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|University of California, San Francisco||Postdoctoral Studies||Graduate Division|
Dr. Ron is a graduate of the School of Pharmacy at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel. She obtained her PhD in Pharmacology from the Hebrew University Jerusalem. She then did her postdoctoral training at The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University studying the role of scaffolding proteins in signal transduction under the mentorship of Prof. Daria Mochly-Rosen. She has been at the Ernest Gallo Research Center at UCSF for over 10 years. Dr. Ron is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF and a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program. She is also the Endowed Chair in Cell Biology of Addiction in Neurology at UCSF, the Scientific Director for a P50 NIH-NIAAA Center Grant and the Director of Intramural Programs at the Ernest Gallo Research Center. She is a recipient of three NIH RO1 grant awards, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Neuroscience, Addiction Biology, the Alcohol Journal, as well as a field editor for Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Dr. Ron's research focuses on the molecular neurobiology of alcohol use disorders for which her laboratory uses molecular, electrophysiological and rodent behavior approaches. Dr. Ron's areas of expertise are: molecular neuroscience, signal transduction, neurobiology of addiction and psychiatric disorders. She has published extensively in high impact factor journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, the Journal of Neuroscience, FASEB Journal, Biological Psychiatry, the Journal of Biological Chemistry and many others. Over the years her group has made several major contributions to the field of addiction and identified novel targets that could potentially be developed as therapeutics to treat alcohol addiction. Several of her studies resulted in UCSF press releases which received the attention of both the scientific community and the general public.
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