Dr. Micky Marinelli
The University of Texas at Austin
Michela (Micky) Marinelli, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology and a courtesy associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Marinelli is also an associate professor of neuroscience in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin and holds an appointment in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the College of Pharmacy.Read More
Marinelli’s research seeks to understand the neurobiological bases of drug addiction, with an emphasis on the biological and environmental factors that enhance susceptibility to addiction. The team uses a systems approach, examining and integrating different variables and levels of information to understand how systems work and interact.
Marinelli served on the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Board of Scientific Counselors and on numerous study sections. She was the director of the graduate program in cellular and molecular pharmacology at Rosalind Franklin University, and she has taught numerous courses to undergraduate and graduate students as well as to students in health professions (medical, nursing, physician’s assistants, and pharmacy). These include communication skills, interprofessional education, experimental design and data analysis, neurological and psychiatric conditions, neuropharmacology, pharmacology and physiology.