Simone Weiner
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Bunting Hall (BUN) 208
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School of Pharmacy

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  • Ph.D. Physiology/Pharmacology - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1996 
  • M. S. Pharmacology - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1989
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1985

Research Interests

  • Excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission mechanisms in the sensory system
  • Alteration of gene expression and brain development.
  • Behavioral analyses in genetically modified animals


  • Chebabo, S.R., Santos, M.D., Pereira, E.F.R., Albuquerque. , E.X.  The organophosphate sarin, at low concentrations inhibits the evoked release of GABA in hippocampal slices of rat. NeuroToxicology, 1999, 20(6): 871-882.
  • Rocha, E.S., Santos, M.D., Chebabo, S.R., Aracava, Y., Albuquerque, E.X.  Low concentrations of the organophosphate VX affect spontaneous and evoked transmitter release from hippocampal neurons: toxicological relevance of cholinesterase-independent actions.  Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol, 1999, 159: 31-40.
  • Rocha, E.S., Chebabo, S.R., Santos, M.D., Aracava, Y., Albuquerque, E.X. An analysis of low level doses of cholinesterase inhibitors in cultured neurons and hippocampal slices of rats.  Drug and Chemical Toxicol., 1998, 21 (suppl.1) 191-200.
  • Chebabo, S.R., Hester, M.A., Aitken, P.G., Somjem, G.G.  Hypotonic exposure enhances synaptic transmission and triggers spreading depression in rat hippocampal tissue slices. Brain Research, 1995, 695: 203-216.
  • Chebabo, S.R., Hester, M.A., Jing, J., Aitken, P.G., Somjem; G.G.  Interstitial space, electrical resistance and ion concentrations during hypotonia of rat hippocampal slices.  Journal of Physiology, 1995, 487(3): 685-697.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Society
  • Society for Neuroscience American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy