Scott Parnell, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
My research interests are in understanding the detrimental effects of ethanol and other drugs of abuse, such as cannabinoids, during early development, the underlying mechanisms of these birth defects and genes that modify susceptibility to prenatal teratogens. My lab uses a wide variety of techniques ranging from mouse behavioral phenotyping and high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to in situ hybridization, molecular biology and RNA-seq to answer these important questions about what drugs of abuse do to the developing embryo and how they cause these effects.