|Institution||College of Medicine|
|Address||500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033|
Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Co-Director; MD/PhD Program
GRADUATE PROGRAM AFFILIATIONS:
MD/PhD Program, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, Neuroscience, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Toxicology
Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook, 1976
Postdoctoral Training, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976-1980
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine, 1983-1990
Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine, 1990-1994
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Penn State College of Medicine, 1994-present
Established Investigator, American Heart Association, 1986-1991
NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, 2003-2004
John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science, Bard College, 2003
Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State College of Medicine, 2011
University Distinguished Professor, 2012-present
Dr. Levenson received an A.B. from Bard College in 1967, an M.S. from New York University in 1971, and a Ph.D. from SUNY Stony Brook in 1976. He also attended Medical School at the University of Florence in Florence Italy from 1968-1971. Dr. Levenson did postdoctoral work in cancer cell biology at MIT with Dr. David Housman. In 1984 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Cell Biology at Yale University School of Medicine. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1990 and received a joint appointment in the Section of Neurobiology. Dr. Levenson joined the faculty of Penn State College of Medicine in 1994 as Professor of Pharmacology. From 2000-2002 he served as director of the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program. In 2003 he was the recipient of the John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science from Bard College, and a Distinguished Investigator Award from NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression). He has served on numerous NIH study sections and has been Co-Director of the MD/PhD Program since 2004. Dr. Levenson’s research has focused on the molecular regulation of GPCR signaling and the etiology of schizophrenia and substance abuse. Dr. Levenson is currently a senior member of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Translational Research on the Clinical Neurobiology of Drug Addiction.
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