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Sharon Corey is an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and Assistant Dean of Students in the Pharmacy School. She received a BS in Chemistry from Grove City College, Grove City, PA and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from West Virginia University School of Medicine.
From 1971 to 1973 she was a Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Pharmacology-Morphology at West Virginia University Medical School. She has been a Research Specialist and/or faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh since 1976. Dr. Corey teaches Physiology and Pharmacology courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the Schools of Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.
Research efforts have included studies concerning changes in the functional capacity of the sympathoadrenal system after acute or chronic administration of the neurotoxins vincristine and vinblastine, and following physiological stressors such as changes in dietary sodium, hypoglycemia and cold. Currently, she is a member of the Pharmacodynamic Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. A primary focus of this clinical research group concerns factors that affect GABA-receptor mediated responses. Recent efforts include the role of age and sex related changes in neurosteroids such as DHEA and DHEA-S in modulating GABA-mediated responses. Her special interests include analytical analyses of response parameters including steroids and benzodiazepines used as GABA-agonist probe drugs.