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Sara Jane Ward, PhD


Sara Jane Ward, PhD


Research Assistant Professor, Center for Substance Abuse Research

Telephone:  215-707-1006

Email: sara.ward@temple.edu


Center for Substance Abuse Research


Educational Background:


BA, Psychology (cum laude), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1997


PhD, Neuroscience, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 2004

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Research Interests:


My research focuses on the behavioral pharmacological effects of the cannabinoid, serotonin, and opioid receptor systems on neuropathic pain and neuroprotection, learning and memory, and addiction.  This research makes use of rodent models of peripheral and central nerve injury, substance abuse, and cognition to explore the pharmacotherapeutic potential of cannabinoid, serotonergic, and opiodergic compounds alone and in combination on these behavioral endpoints.


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Ward, SJ. In vivo models and assessment of pharmacotherapeutics.  In Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathic Pain.  Taylor and Francis/CRC Press 2012.


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