Keith B.J. Franklin (Not Accepting Students)

Professor Emeritus

Stewart Biological Sciences Bldg.
Room N8/2, 398-6081
keith.franklin at

Research Areas

Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Summary

Prof. Franklin is interested in neural mechanisms of motivation, particularly the role of specific neurotransmitter systems.  His research uses pharmacological and molecular biological methods to study the role of monoamines, opiate peptides and neurosteroids in pain, memory and drug dependence.

Selected References

Franklin, K., Golmohammadi, M. G., Blackmore, D. G., Large, B., Azari, H., Esfandiary, E., Paxinos, G. et al. (2008)   Comparative analysis of the frequency and distribution of stem and progenitor cells in the adult mouse brain. Stem Cells, 26, 979-987. 


Ocvirk, R., Pearson Murphy, B. E., Franklin, K. B., & Abbott, F. V. (2008)   Antinociceptive profile of ring A-reduced progesterone metabolites in the formalin test. Pain, 138, 402-409.


Sonnenschein, B., & Franklin, K. B. (2008) The rewarding efficacy of brain stimulation and its modulation by dopaminergic drugs in young adult and old BN F344F1 rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 90, 735-741.

Updated: November 1, 2012
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