Sabita Roy, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
Dr. Roy's laboratory is investigating the molecular mechanism
of morphine-induced immunosuppression. Impaired immunity
is a major contributing factor in the prevalence of opportunistic
infections such as AIDS in chronic drug abusers. Understanding
the molecular mechanism of morphine action will facilitate
the development of biotherapies to overcome immunosuppression
while retaining analgesic properties.