Howard Fields

Howard Fields

Howard Fields

 

Professor Emeritus
Department of Neurology & Physiology
 

 

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone:
415-502-7621

Address:
UCSF Sandler Neurosciences Center
Box 0444
675 Nelson Rising Lane, Room 414B
San Francisco, CA. 94158


Research:My interest in opioid analgesia and addiction is an outgrowth of my research on pain, pain modulation and reward circuits. Both chronic pain and addiction represent dysfunction of neural mechanisms of decision making. My laboratory is closed, however, I am working in collaboration with other UCSF laboratories utilizing in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology and behavioral pharmacology to study mesolimbic circuits involved in goal directed behaviors. Our joint interest is on how opioid regulation of synaptic function modulates reward seeking and response to punishment.