Patricia E. Molina, MD, PhD
Dr. Molina's research focuses on the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on the consequences of acute traumatic injury and hemorrhagic shock. A second area of research explores the interaction of alcohol and drug abuse on the behavioral, metabolic, and immune consequences of HIV/AIDS. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a project to study the effects of chronic alcohol abuse and HIV/AIDS on muscle wasting and a project to study the effects of cannabinoids on HIV/AIDS.
- Richard Ashman Professor and Head, Department of Physiology, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
- Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence, Louisiana State University
- PhD, 1990, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
- MD, 1986, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala
- Molina, P. E., Lang, C. H., McNurlan, M., Bagby, G. J., & Nelson, S. (2008). Chronic alcohol accentuates simian acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-associated wasting. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 32(1), 138-147.
- Molina, P. E. Alcohol--intoxicating roadblocks and bottlenecks in hepatic protein and lipid metabolism [Electronic version]. American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, 295(1), E1-2.
- Greiffenstein, P., Mathis, K. W., Vande Stouwe, C., & Molina, P. E. (2007). Alcohol binge before trauma/hemorrhage impairs integrity of host defense mechanisms during recovery. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(4), 704-715.
- Greiffenstein, P., & Molina, P.E. Alcohol-induced alterations on host defense after traumatic injury. The Journal of Trauma, 64(1), 230-240.
- Molina, P. E., McNurlan, M., Rathmacher, J., Lang, C. H., Zambell, K. L., & Purcell, J. (2006). Chronic alcohol accentuates nutritional, metabolic, and immune alterations during asymptomatic simian immunodeficiency virus infection. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 30(12), 2065-2078.
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