Rochelle Hines

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Expertise: Neurodevelopmental disorders, Autism spectrum disorders, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, Pharmacology, Molecular genetics, Biochemistry

Biography

Rochelle Hines is an assistant professor of neuroscience in UNLV's psychology department. Her research focuses on improving understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders and promoting novel therapeutic strategies.

For example, Hines' research has examined normal and abnormal brain function in conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, and developmental epilepsies. She is particularly interested in understanding how various processes during brain development impact signaling and circuitry between cells, as well as behavior. She is a co-director of the Hines Group Comprehensive Neuroscience Lab, which recently delved into the possible medical benefits of psychedelics and other psychoactive compounds.

In addition to research and teaching, Hines mentors and oversees research by high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students. In 2021, her lab received funding from the National Institutes of Health for an initiative to improve collaborative biomedical research efforts in the American West, as well as from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to further research in that field.

 

Education

  • CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of British Columbia

Rochelle Hines In The News

April 26, 2022
Psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, LSD and mescaline are illegal in most of the country, considered Class 1 drugs by the federal government.
Sleep Review
March 8, 2022
Science is one step closer to developing targeted drug therapies that may reduce seizures, sleep disorders, and related symptoms common in people with intellectual disabilities.
The Print
February 28, 2022
Science is getting one step closer to developing drug therapies that may reduce seizures, sleep disorders, and related symptoms common in people with intellectual disabilities.
Ani
February 27, 2022
Science is getting one step closer to developing drug therapies that may reduce seizures, sleep disorders, and related symptoms common in people with intellectual disabilities.

Articles Featuring Rochelle Hines

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Campus News | May 2, 2022

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April Contreras stands behind cacti.
People | March 31, 2022

Neuroscience Ph.D. student April Contreras is set to share her research on psychedelics and psychiatry at this year’s Inspiration, Innovation, Impact event

a teacher and student in a classroom
Campus News | March 7, 2022

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