Morris Faiman

Morris Faiman
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Contact Info

Malott Hall
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1965, Minneapolis, MN
B.S., University of Manitoba, 1955


Morris Faiman's research focuses on substance abuse. Specifically, he studies the mechanism of action of agents used in the treatment of alcohol abuse. His research focuses on the specific drug disulfiram and its bioactive metabolites. Faiman also studies on the mechanism(s) by which alcohol can become addictive. In this work, the various disulfiram metabolites are used as pharmacological tools to investigate the role of various brain neurotransmitters to provide a better understanding of substance abuse addiction and how it develops.

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow, Academy of Toxicology