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Timothy Maher, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies- School of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy - W315


School of Pharmacy - Boston

Pharmaceutical Sciences (BS)
Pharmaceutics (MS)
Pharmacology (MS/PhD)
Pharmacology & Toxicology (BS)


Academic and Administrative Appointments

Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Sawyer Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

PhD, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
BS (Honors), Boston State College

Areas of Teaching

Scholarly Interests
Effects of nutrients on central nervous system neurotransmission
Amino acid neurotransmission in the central nervous system
Gamma-hydroxy butyric acid (GHB) and date-rape drugs
Pharmacological interventions following stroke and head injury
Heavy metal toxicity in early development
Central nervous system regulation of cardiovascular function
Nasal drug administration
Pharmacologic control of appetitive behaviors
Oxidative stress and DNA adduct formation 

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

Nofal, Z.M., Soliman, E.A., Abd El-Karim, S.S., El-Zahar, M.I., Srour, A.M., Sethumadhavan,
S., Maher, T.J.: Novel benzimidazole derivatives of expected anticancer agents. Acta Pol. Pharmaceut. Drug Res. 68(4):519-34, 2011.

Min, B-K., Yang, P.S., Bohlke, M., Park, S., Vago, D.R., Maher, T.J., Yoo, S-S.: Focused ultrasound modulates the level of cortical neurotransmitters: feasibility for a functional brain mapping technique. Int. J. Imag. Sys. Technol. 21: 232-240, 2011.

Molina, R.M., Phattanarudee, S., Kim, J., Thompson, K., Wessling-Resnick, M., Maher,
T.J., Brain, J.D.: Ingestion of Mn and Pb by rats during and after pregnancy alters and iron metabolism and behavior in offspring. Neurotoxicology 32: 413-422, 2011.

Pino-Figueroa, A., Vu, H., Kelley, C.J., Maher, T.J.: Mechanism of action of lepidium meyenii (Maca): an explanation for its neuroprotective activity. Am. J. Neuroprotec. Neuroregen. 3(1):1-6, 2011.

van Wijk, N., Watkins, C.J., Böhlke, M., Maher, T.J., Hageman, R.J.J., Kamphuis, P.J.G.H., Broersen, L.M., Wurtman, R.J.: Dietary levels of vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid affect plasma choline concentration in rats fed a choline adequate diet. Brit. J. Nutr.  15 September 2011: 1-5, doi:10.1017/S0007114511004570.

Ally, A., Maher, T.J.:  Transient middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion altersinducible NOS expression within the ventrolateral medulla and modulates cardiovascular function during static exercise. Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 89(9):639-646, 2011.

Li, Y., Kim, J., Buckett, P.D., Böhlke, M., Maher, T.J.,Wessling-Resnick, M.: Severe post-natal iron deficiency alters emotional behavior and dopamine levels in the prefrontal cortex of young male rats. J. Nutr. 141:2133-2138, 2011.

Yang, P.S., Kim, H., Lee, W.,  Bohlke, M., Park, S., Maher, T.J., Yoo, S-S.: Transcranial focused ultrasound to the thalamus reduces extracellular GABA level in rats.  Neuropsychobiol. 65:153-160, 2012.

Abdelhafez, O.M., Amin, K.M., Ali, H.I., Maher, T.J., Batran, R.Z.: Dopamine release and  molecular modeling study of some coumarin derivatives. Neurochem. Int. 59(6):906-912, 2011.     

Kim, J., Buckett, P.D., Bohlke, M., Thompson, K.J., Takahashi, M., Maher, T.J., Wessling-Resnick, M.: Olfactory administration of manganese improves motor function deficits associated with iron deficiency. PLoS One 7:e33533, 2012.


Maher, T.J.: Phenterminees effect on serotonin in plasma? (Letter to the Editor) Am. J. Cardiol. 86: 810-811, 2000.

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
International Brain Research Organization/World Federation of Neuroscientists
International Drug Abuse Research Society - Board of Directors
International Society for Amino Acid Research
International Society for Neurochemistry
Rho Chi Honor Society
Phi Lambda Sigma
Sigma Xi
Society for Neuroscience
Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviors  

Personal Interests
Pastoral visitation