Dr. Jibran Khokhar

J.-Khokhar-160x180.jpgAssociate Professor

Ph.D. University of Toronto
B.Sc. Queens University

Office:;Medical Sciences Building, 472
519-661-2111 Ext. 86815

Research Interests:

Dr. Khokhar’s research aims to understand the mechanisms underlying co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders, using a variety of behavioural, pharmacological and translational neuroimaging techniques. In addition, his research interests also include assessing the long-term effects of adolescent drug (e.g., cannabis) use, and how these effects might contribute to the risk for serious mental illness and addiction. Lastly, Dr. Khokhar is also very interested in profiling the pharmacokinetic parameters related to different routes of exposure to drugs like nicotine and cannabis, as well as the impact of development and sex on these profiles.

Current Projects:

  • Impact of Vapourized Drugs on Brain Circuit and Function Across Development

  • Preclinical Neuroimaging for Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use in Animal Models

  • Treatment Development for Psychopathology and Addictive Disorders


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