Andrew Boileau

Associate Professor

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
 Director of Neuroscience Research


Research Info

Ongoing Research Projects
We study the GABA receptor type A (GABAAR), a member of the ligand-gated ion channel (LGIC) superfamily whose members include most neurotransmitter receptors. GABAA receptors regulate the majority of fast inhibition in the mammalian brain, and are the target for multiple drug types, including sleep aids, anti-anxiety medication, anesthetics, alcohol and neurosteroids. We combine molecular biology, biochemistry and electrophysiology to examine GABAAR pharmacology, receptor kinetics, stoichiometry, GABAergic signaling in the brain during development, and altered function in disease states such as epilepsy.