Find A PhysicianHome  |  Library  |  myDownstate  |  Newsroom  |  A-Z Guide  |  E-mail  |  Contact Us  |  Directions
curve gif

Diana Dow-Edwards, PhD

Diana Dow-Edwards, PhD
Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Anatomy/Cell Biology and Neural Science and Behavior


Dr. Dow-Edwards obtained her PhD in Neurophysiology from New York University, 1979, and her MS in Endocrinology from New York
University in 1976.
Postdoctoral Training:
Dr. Dow-Edwards received her Postdoctoral training in Cerebral Metabolism at the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD and was a National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellow at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.
Clinical and Programmatic Leadership:
Chief, Laboratory of Cerebral Metabolism, Department of Pharmacology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Research Participation:
Research work focused on the developmental toxicity of cocaine (which has yielded over 20 published papers), many of which focused on drug administration during the postnatal period in rats. She has also examined the effects of prenatal ethanol in the rat using the classic model of fetal ethanol administration, including the vasopressin responses and water balance in prenatal ethanol exposed rats.
Current Research Support:
Principal Investigator:
Periadolescent Methylphenidate Exposure: Brain Function (National Institute of Mental Health)
Molecular Effects on Drug Abuse on Human Neurodevelopment (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
Gender-Specific Ontogenic Effects: Neuroanatomic Basis (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Pharmacology
450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 29
Brooklyn, New York 11203
Phone: (718) 270-3987
Fax: (718) 270-2241