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Serbulea, Laura

Laura Serbulea


Room 229, Chemistry Building
(434) 924-0924

B.S. University of Bucharest, Romania, 1989

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2009

Professor Serbulea is not currently accepting graduate students.

My research efforts focus on development of drugs targeting G protein-coupled receptors. Of particular interest to me is the dopamine D3 receptor, a promising therapeutic target for treatment of schizophrenia and cocaine addiction.  I am currently investigating, using computational methods, the binding interactions of new piperidine-derived compounds to the dopamine D3 receptor.

Other areas of interest: elucidation of reaction mechanisms and understanding of substrate reactivity / selectivity in organic reactions.