• Jeffrey Joyce, PhD

    Vice President for Research, Professor
    • Department: Division of Research

    Curriculum Vitae


    • Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Florida, 1983
    • B.S. in Biology/Psychology Cognate, University of Illinois - Urbana, 1977

    Research Interests

    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Neurodegenerative Disorders
    • Pharmacology of Dopamine Receptor/Effector Systems


    • Deficient Expression of BDNF in Cortical Neurons of Parkinson’s Disease with Dementia, Arizona Biomedical Research Commission, 10/2005 - 06/2008
      Molecular and in vitro biochemical methods utilized to deterimine if Parkinson's disease cases exhibiting dementia show differences in molecular profiles for neurotrophins and dopamine receptors as compared to Parkinson's disease cases.
    • Arizona Parkinson’s Disease Center, Arizona Disease Control Research Commission, 09/2001 - 06/2004
      Funding for four projects (subcontracts) and Core (Brain Donor Program) in Parkinson’s disease. Program project contract to fund pilot projects to explore molecular mechanisms of cell death in Parkinson's disease.
    • Mesolimbic Dopamine D3 Receptor and Parkinson’s Disease, NINDS, 07/2000 - 06/2003
      Basic and clinical research on the role of the dopamine D3 receptor as a target for antiparkinsonian drugs, and role in loss of response to antiparkinsonian drugs.


    • Five Year Award for Sustained Support, Spring Brain Conference Board, 03/2001
    • Ziskind-Somerfeld Research Award for Research into the Biological Substrates of Schizophrenia , Society for Biological Psychiatry, 12/1997

    Professional Affiliations

    • Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Research Administration, 02/2009 - Present, Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International
    • Member, 11/2008 - Present, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

      Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) advances the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical and social science/behavioral research.
    • Member, 10/1978 - Present, Society for Neuroscience

      The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a nonprofit membership organization of scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. Since its inception in 1969, the Society has grown from 500 members to over 40,000.

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