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Rook, Jerri, Department of Pharmacology

Jerri Rook, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
8410 MRBIV
2215B Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232
615-322-6730 (office)

Dr. Rook is a highly trained behavioral and systems neuropharmacologist who has a great deal of expertise with the use of biochemistry, molecular biology, behavioral pharmacology and imaging techniques to study the in vivo effects of GPCR ligands in preclinical animal models. She has made a number of contributions to the understanding of the roles of mGlu5 in the regulation of brain function and behavior and in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. Currently, Dr. Rook is focused on the discovery of novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.