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Brian studies neurochemical changes in the brain as a result of diseased and drugged states. His primary focus has been to understand neurochemical compensatory mechanisms of the dopamine system in Parkinson's Disease. He has also studied how aspartame affects dopamine levels in the brain. He has mentored a wide range of student research projects ranging from work in animal models of Parkinson's Disease, Huntinton's Disease, and Eating Disorders. He has also studied the effects of drugs and various supplements potential to alter dopamine balance in the brain. His primary course responsibilities are to teach cell and molecular biology courses as well as neuroscience courses.