Boris Tabakoff

Boris Tabakoff PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Email Address:

Primary Phone: 303-724-3668

Recent Publications

Office Location:

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (V20)
Third Floor Room 3131

Research Interests:

  • Creating extensive DNA and RNA sequence information for rat strains to be used in systems analysis of physiology and behavior
  • The genetic predisposing factors for alcoholism and other addictions
  • Development of medications to be used for prevention of relapse in alcoholics
  • Development of medications to treat chronic pain syndromes and reduce opiate use

Representative publications:

Harris RA, Roberto M, Hoffman PL, Tabakoff B. Novel Molecule Exhibiting Selective Affinity for GABAA Receptor Subtypes. Sci Rep 7: on line article 6230 doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-05966-x (2017).

Tabakoff B, Ren W, Vanderlinden L, Snell LD, Matheson CJ, Wang ZJ, Levinson R, Smothers CT, Woodward JJ, Honse Y, Lovinger D, Rush AM, Sather WA, Gustafson DL, Hoffman PL. A novel substituted aminoquinoline selectively targets voltage-sensitive sodium channel isoforms and NMDA receptor subtypes and alleviates chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Eur J Pharmacol. 784:1-14. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2016.05.006 (2016).

Tabakoff, B., Smith, H., Vanderlinden, L.A., Hoffman, P.L. Saba, L.M. Networking in Biology – the Hybrid Rat Diversity Panel, Chapter In: Rat Genomics as part of a series in Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer Nature (in press 2019).