Anne Z. Murphy, PhD
Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Georgia State University
Dr. Murphy’s research focuses on the impact of sex and age on pain and opiate responsiveness as well as the impact of early life experience on adult pain and stress responsiveness. She uses a wide variety of techniques from molecular to behavioral to describe how pain alters brain activity and synaptic plasticity. The goal of this work is to elucidate the mechanisms whereby age, sex and early life experience alter opioidergic circuits within the CNS.