Nour Al-muhtasib is an instructor in the Department of Biology. Dr. Al-muhtasib's graduate research focused on the neurons within the nucleus accumbens and how they differed from each other. Dr. Al-muhtasib teaches general biology, human physiology, and neurobiology.
She is passionate about making the classroom an inclusive place for all students and decolonizing her curriculum.
- Molecular and cellular physiology
- Georgetown University, PhD in Pharmacology, 2018
- University of Maryland, College Park, BS in Biochemistry, 2006
- Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Psychiatry, Yale University
Awards & Distinctions
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2019
- Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2017
- Nour Al-muhtasib, P. Forcelli, S. Vicini. (2018). Differential electrophysiological properties of D1 and D2 spiny projection neurons in the mouse nucleus accumbens core. Physiological Reports.
- Nour Al-muhtasib, A. Sepulveda-Rodriguez, S. Vicini, and P. Forcelli. (2018). Neonatal phenobarbital exposure disrupts GABAergic synaptic maturation in rat CA1 neurons. Epilepsia,59(2):333-344.
- N. Al-muhtasib, PA. Forcelli, KE. Conant, S. Vicini. (2018). MMP-1 overexpression selectively alters inhibition in D1 spiny projection neurons in the mouse nucleus accumbens core. Scientific Reports. 1;8(1)16230.