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Dr. Kovoor’s Research

Abraham Kovoor, Ph.D.

Located in Lab Module 320 on Level 3 of the Pharmacy building

Expertise: Biochemistry of Brain Molecules; Improved Drug Therapies

We’re just too fat. Obesity in the United States is common and the health problems it causes are enormous. It’s something that doctors, psychologists, teachers, parents, scientists, and so many others have long struggled to understand: What regulates our body weight?

Professor Abraham Kovoor, a molecular biologist at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, didn’t set out to answer this question. Not until he stumbled upon the link between body weight and the brain protein RGS9–2. He had been studying this protein to understand its role in the movement side effects of drugs used to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. [Continued...]

 

 


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Big Thinkers- Abraham Kovoor

Title: Assistant Professor, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences Expertise: Biochemistry of Brain Molecules; Improved Drug Therapies We’re just too fat. Obesity in the United States is common and the health problems it causes are enormous. It’s something that doctors, psychologists, teachers, parents, scientists, and so many others have long struggled to understand: What regulates our body […]

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URI pharmacy professor discovers new gene that regulates body weight

Metabolism management could be key KINGSTON, R.I. – January 4, 2012 – Abraham Kovoor was studying a brain protein, called RGS9-2, that he had previously related to the involuntary, random and repetitive body movements that are side effects of drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. While studying these side effects, which are called […]

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