PHARMACOLOGY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
Peter Weed
 
Selected Publications

Peter Weed

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Pharmacology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lab: 210-567-4172
Email: weedp@uthscsa.edu
Lab Association: Charles France, Ph.D.

 
 

Research Interests

• drug abuse                                     • pain
• opioids • cannabinoids
• tolerance
 

Research Summary

Opioid analgesics are currently the primary treatment for chronic pain. However, therapeutic doses have several untoward side effects, including tolerance to the analgesic effects and physical dependence. Our laboratory has identified that co-administration of a cannabinoid agonist with an opioid can increase the analgesic effect, thus reducing the required dose. My projects in the France laboratory are exploring the therapeutic potential of these opioid-cannabinoid combinations. A primary goal of the research is to characterize the development of tolerance and dependence during chronic administration of opioid-cannabinoid combinations in an assay of analgesia.

 
 

• Accomplishments, Awards and Honors •

NRSA Postdoctoral Training Fellow (T32) - UTHSCSA - 2015