Faculty & Staff - Pharmacology & Toxicology

Administrative Staff

  • Iris Bae wearing a necklace and smiling.

    Iris Bae

    Senior Administrative Associate, Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Mirna Benhamou wearing a necklace and collared top.

    Mirna Benhamou

    Senior Administrative Program & Division Coordinator, Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Michelle Lee wearing glasses and smiling.

    Michelle Lee

    Senior Research Program Coordinator, The Center for Molecular Carcinogenesis & Toxicology and Training Grant
  • Steph Scott wearing tortoiseshell glasses and smiling.

    Stephanie Scott

    Senior Administrative Associate, Pharmacology & Toxicology

Division Head

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    Karen Vasquez, Ph.D.

    Division Head and Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
    Doluisio Regents Professor

Non Tenure Track Research Faculty

Retired and Emeritus Faculty

Duvauchelle, Christine L., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Retired

The Duvauchelle laboratory focuses on animal models of drug addiction using rats. The lab commonly utilizes intravenous drug self-administration methodology in conjunction with behavioral and neurochemical analyses to assess alterations in motivational, emotional and brain region-specific neurochemical status as the result of drug experience.

Erickson, Carlton K., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy

Erickson is interested in behavioral change methods and theory, attitudinal theory, and how to influence public opinion regarding drug use, abuse and dependence in our society.

Fineg, Jerry, D.V.M.

James T. Doluisio Regents Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Fineg is interested in computer-based animal care management. Fineg is the retired founding director of the UT Animal Research Center. During his more than 30 year tenure, he had primary responsibility for taking a campus research animal program that had no permanent clinical veterinarian into the modern era of specialized animal facilities.

Gonzales, Rueben A., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology & Toxicology

The Gonzales lab seeks to understand the neurochemical basis for ethanol dependence and drinking, specifically changes that take place in the brain during first time alcohol exposure. Techniques include microdialysis, chemical detection using HPLC and GC, and animal drinking behaviors.

Wilcox, Richard E., Ph.D.

James T. Doluisio Centennial Fellowship Professor Emeritus in Pharmacy

Wilcox is interested in both agonist affinity at closely related receptors and science education in dual diagnosis patients.