Graciela Piñeyro , M.D. , Ph.D.
    Graciela Piñeyro
    Research Axis
    Brain and Child Development
    Research Theme
    Development of psychopathologies

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    • Full Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Montreal.


    • Postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2001.
    • PhD in Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1996.
    • MD, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad De La Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1991.

    Research Interests

    Research in my laboratory focuses on the molecular determinants of the efficacy of drugs that act on G protein coupled receptors (RCPGs), particularly opiates and monoaminergics. We are especially interested in the ability of these receptors to adopt various active conformations according to the ligand bindings. This property could allow us to develop new analgesics with fewer adverse effects (tolerance, addiction) and antidepressants with shorter therapeutic latency than that of the currently available agents.

    Awards and Distinctions

    • FRSQ Junior 2 Research Scholar, Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec, 2005-2009.
    • FRSQ Junior 1 Research Scholar, Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec, 2002-2005.
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