Sean O'Connor, M.D.
Sean J. O'Connor, M.D.
|Personal Statement||The opportunities that are available on the IUPUI campus for collaborative research on the causes and cure for alcoholism cannot be matched anywhere else in America; I am proud to be a part the resource.|
|Education||Undergraduate: Cornell University
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
|Current Academic Interests||Teaching: Site Supervisor for the Addictions Psychiatry Fellowship and Residency Rotations, creator of the web-based curriculum for undergraduate medical education in addictions. Committee member on several Ph.D. theses.
Clinical: Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Section at the Roudebush Veterans Medical Center.
Research: Director Neural Systems Laboratories, located in the Indiana University and VA hospitals, Scientific Director for Human Studies – Indiana Alcohol Research Center; PI, investigator or consultant on numerous research grants sponsored by the NIAAA and private industry. Inventor of alcohol administration systems currently used in research laboratories around the world.
|Recent Publications||Plawecki M, Han JJ, Doerschul P, Ramchandani V, O’Connor S: Physiologically Based (PBPK) Models for Ethanol. IEEE Trans on BioMed. Eng 2008 55:12 2691-2700
Zimmermann US, Mick I, Vitvitskyi V, Plawecki MH, Mann KF, O'Connor S. Development and pilot validation of computer-assisted self-infusion of ethanol (CASE): a new method to study alcohol self-administration in humans. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2008 Jul;32(7):1321-8.
Chen AC, Tang Y, Rangaswamy M, Wang JC, Almasy L, Foroud T, Edenberg HJ,Hesselbrock V, Nurnberger J Jr, Kuperman S, O'Connor SJ, Schuckit MA, Bauer LO, Tischfield J, Rice JP, Bierut L, Goate A, Porjesz B. Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in a glutamate receptor gene (GRM8) with theta power of event-related oscillations and alcohol dependence. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2008 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print]