Position title: Faculty Associate
Phone: Phone: (608) 262-7596
TEACHING INTERESTS - design, chemical synthesis, and pharmacological testing of substances with central nervous system activity
B.S., 1988, University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ph.D., 1994, University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy, Pharmacology
Research and Teaching
Nicholas V. Cozzi, Ph.D. is an educator and scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. He holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and a B.S. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, both from the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. His background and training is in pharmacology, chemistry, and neuroscience. As an educator, Dr. Cozzi teaches pharmacology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the UW School of Pharmacy and he is a frequent guest lecturer at other academic institutions around the United States.
Dr. Cozzi’s research involves the design, chemical synthesis, and pharmacological testing of substances with central nervous system activity. He is interested in how these agents act in the brain to enhance mood, improve cognition, and increase awareness, and in their clinical value for treating addiction, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic fear, and other mental health ailments. Dr. Cozzi is internationally recognized for his work in these areas.
Dr. Cozzi has received several teaching and research awards, including a Distinguished Basic Science Teaching Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a prestigious NARSAD Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation for his studies involving the serotonin uptake transporter. His research has also been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. Outside the University, Dr. Cozzi consults for legal, pharmaceutical industry, and government clients.