- Professor Of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Neuroscience Program And Pharmacology
- Learning and memory processes in the formation of drug memory. This project is relevant to mechanisms underlying the development of drug addiction. Our focus is primarily on the behavioral and epigenetic effects of cocaine.
- Transgenerational effects of drugs of abuse. Our primary focus is on parental exposure to methamphetamine and the consequences it has on future generations. These studies include investigation of behavioral and epigenetic modifications in the offspring of parental methamphetamine exposed subjects.
- Learning and memory processes in formation of fear memory. This project is relevant to the development PTSD and other fear related disorders. We utilize both behavioral and epigenetic tools to investigate mechanisms underlying formation and subsequent extinction of fear memory.
Dr. Itzhak is a tenured professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience. Dr. Itzhak has joined the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine more than 25 years ago and his research has been focused on mechanisms underlying the development of drug addiction.
Dr. Itzhak has national and international recognitions. He has published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been invited to numerous national and international conferences.
Dr. Itzhak has severed in numerous NIH Review Committees, and his research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH.
Dr. Itzhak had several Neuroscience Graduate students who promptly and successfully completed their dissertation following presenting their research in conferences and publishing their data in peer-reviewed journals.