Nancy Muma

  • Professor
  • Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology Chair
  • School of Pharmacy - Pharmacology & Toxicology
Malott Hall, Room 5064B
University of Kansas
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (1989)
  • Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (1985)


Professional Experience

  • Professor, Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
  • Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Loyola University Chicago School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Nancy Muma has a long-standing interest in neuropharmacology. Her research is currently focused on the development of biological probes and drug discovery for Huntington’s disease as well as investigations into novel serotonin signaling pathways and their impact in serotonin-related disorders including depression and schizophrenia.


Selected Publications

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