Claire Leonard, PhD

PHONE: 973) 720-2791

Claire Leonard is professor of biology at William Paterson University, where she works alongside Dr. Emmanuel Onaivi, conducting research on the molecular level, CB2 receptor modulation in developmental age, in response to agonist, and in the CRE knockout mice. The work has been centered on PCR quantitation of CB 2 receptor.  



Liu, Q.R., Canseco-Alba, A., Zhang, H.Y., Tagliaferro, P., Chung, M., Dennis, E., Sanabria, B., Schanz, N., Escosteguy-Neto, J.C., Ishiguro, H., Lin, Z., Sgro, S., Leonard, C.M., Santos-Junior, J.G., Gardner, E.L., Egan, J.M., Lee, J.W., Xi, Z.X., Onaivi, E.S. (2017). “Cannabinoid type 2 receptors in dopamine neurons inhibits psychomotor behaviors, alters anxiety, depression and alcohol preference,” Scientific Reports, 7: 17410 (DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-17796-y).

Ishiguro, H., Leonard, C.M., Sgro, S., Onaiv,i E.S. (2013). “Cannabinoid receptor gene variations in neuropsychiatric disorders,” in Eric Murillo-Rodriguez (Ed): Endocannabinoids: Molecular, Pharmacological, Behavioral and Clinical Features. Bentham Science Publishers.