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Patrick J. Mulholland PhD

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Neuroscience
Academic Focus
  • Neuroscience
  • Addiction
  • Synaptic Plasticity
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Dr. Patrick J. Mulholland received his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience & Psychopharmacology from the University of Kentucky. After completion of his doctoral studies on alcohol-induced toxicity in the hippocampus and cerebellum, Dr. Mulholland received postdoctoral training at the Medical University of South Carolina in functional and morphological plasticity of glutamatergic synapses. After receiving a K99 Pathway to Independence Award from NIH, Dr. Mulholland joined the faculty in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at MUSC in 2010. Dr. Mulholland was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2015 and is an active member of the Charleston Alcohol Research Center. He is continuing his studies on functional plasticity with a focus on potassium channels and mechanisms driving excessive alcohol drinking.