Faculty Biography

Clivel Charlton, PhD

Director, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience & Professor
Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology
School of Medicine
(615) 327-6971 | ccharlton@mmc.edu

Center Affiliations

Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Themes

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Active Research Projects

Prenatal basis of Amyotrophic-Lateral-Sclerosis-Parkinson’s Dementia-Complex, NIH Methamphetamine Research Program, NIH


Effects of acute and sub-chronic L-dopa therapy on striatal L-dopa methylation and dopamine oxidation in an MPTP mouse model of Parkinsons disease.
Marquitta L Smith, Jennifer King, Lemuel Dent, Veronica Mackey, Gladson Muthian, Brenya Griffin, Clivel G Charlton

Prenatal exposure to methanol as a dopamine system sensitization model in C57BL/6J mice.
Veronica R Mackey, Gladson Muthian, Marquitta Smith, Jennifer King, Clivel G Charlton

The role of 3-O-methyldopa in the side effects of L-dopa.
Eun-Sook Y Lee, Hongtao Chen, Jennifer King, Clivel Charlton


Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic-Lateral-Sclerosis-Parkinson's Dementia-Complex, Dopamine, Acetylcholine, Neurodegeneration, Basal ganglia, Substantia nigra.