Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh
Gregg E. Homanics, PhD
Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
6060 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: 412-648-8172

Fax: 412-383-5267


BS (Animal and Veterinary Science), West Virginia University, 1984.
MS (Animal Science), University of Kentucky, 1987.
PhD (Animal Science), North Carolina State University, 1991.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991-93.

Research Areas
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Important Publications

Finegersh A, Rompala GR, Martin DI and Homanics GE. Drinking beyond a lifetime: New and emerging insights into paternal alcohol exposure on subsequent generations. Alcohol, in press, 2015.

Aguayo LG, Castro P, Mariqueo T, Munoz B, Xiong W, Zhang L, Lovinger DM and Homanics GE.  Altered sedative effects of ethanol in mice with alpha1 glycine receptor subunits that are insensitive to Gβγ modulation. Neuropsychopharmacology 39:2538-2548, 2014.

Finegersh A and Homanics GE. Paternal alcohol exposure reduces alcohol drinking and increases behavioral sensitivity to alcohol selectively in male offspring. PLoS One 9:e99078, 2014.

Finegersh A and Homanics GE.  Acute ethanol alters multiple histone modifications at model gene promoters in the cerebral cortex. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38:1865-1873, 2014.

Xiong W, Chen SR, He L, Cheng K, Zhao YL, Chen H, Li DP, Homanics GE, Peever J, Rice KC, Wu LG, Pan HL, Zhang L.  Presynaptic glycine receptors as a potential therapeutic target for hyperekplexia disease. Nat Neurosci 17:232-239, 2014.

Ferguson C, McKay M, Harris RA and Homanics GE.  Toll-like receptor 4 (Tlr4) knockout rats produced by transcriptional activator-like effector nuclease (TALEN)-mediated gene inactivation. Alcohol 47:595-599, 2013.  

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