Paul Jenkins, Ph.D.

Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Medical Sciences Research Bldg III
1150 Medical Center Dr.
2220B Office/2200 Lab
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Areas of Interest

The Jenkins Lab studies the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying complex neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental diseases, such as bipolar disorder and autism spectrum disorders, using confocal microscopy, molecular and cell biology, transgenic mouse models, electrophysiology, and biochemistry.

Honors & Awards

  • One Mind Rising Star Bipolar Disorder Translational Research Award (2018)
  • Travel Award, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 56th Annual Meeting, Palm Springs CA (2017)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award (2008-10)
  • Institutional NRSA from Hearing, Balance, and Chemical Senses Training Grant, University of Michigan (2007-08)


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Duke University, Durham, NC (2010-15)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Pharmacology, University of Michigan (2010)
  • Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Michigan (2010)
  • B.S., General Biology, University of Michigan (2001)

Published Articles or Reviews

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