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Scott Daniel Moore

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Adult Psychiatry & Psychology
Box 3309 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
116A VA Med Ctr, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705

Overview


We are currently developing a model system for the investigation of physiological effects of acute ethanol. This model utilizes a rat brain slice preparation incorporating the amygdala, a brain region associated with anxiety and ethanol-induced anxiolysis. We anticipate expanding this model to investigate effects of other anxiolytic agents and to elucidate the basic mechanisms underlying anxiogenesis.

We are also currently examining the neurobiological basis of seizure-induced memory disruption using similar in vitro electrophysiological techniques. Full development of this model should provide important information relevant to basic mechanisms of memory. We anticipate expanding this model to include behavioral correlates.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences · 2021 - Present Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Adult Psychiatry & Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2008 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications


University of Virginia · 1986 M.D.
University of Virginia · 1986 M.D.
University of Virginia · 1986 Ph.D.