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Gregg Stanwood

Gregg Stanwood

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Florida State University


Gregg Stanwood, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences and the Associate Director of the FSU Center for Brain Repair. Dr. Stanwood received his Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania and completed postdoctoral fellowships in neurochemistry and developmental neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Stanwood served on the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University from 2002-2015 and joined FSU in 2015. Dr. Stanwood’s laboratory focuses on the developmental basis of brain disorders. We examine the developmental influences of neurochemicals like dopamine on brain structure and function. Dysregulation of these processes during neurodevelopment contributes to the prodromal foundations of mental health and neurological disorders.

In mechanism-based studies, his lab uses pharmacological, molecular, cell biological, and neuroanatomical methods to characterize genetic and exposure models of brain dysfunction. Human studies include the effects of mindfulness and cognitive therapies on brain biomarkers, including stress hormones and inflammatory mediators, and studying the effects of chronic pesticides on neurological development and health disparities in rural populations, including farmworkers. The goals are to discover long-lasting neuroadaptations in neuronal signaling that result from disruption of normal neurotransmitter signaling, discover new behavioral and drug therapies to treat brain disorders, and to establish new methods to reduce health disparities and promote health equity.