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Kellianne Richardson, Ph.D.


Laboratory Technician, Center for Biomarker Research and Precision Medicine
Department of Pharmaceutics

Location:  McGuire Hall, Room 222
Phone: (804) 628-2778
Email: musekj2@vcu.edu


Laboratory Technician. Ph.D. in Pharmacology & Toxicology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. Dr. Richardson has 6 years of research experience in pharmacology and biochemistry laboratories. She has expertise in CNS pharmacology and particularly in vivo behavioral tasks such as drug discrimination and self-administration. Dr. Richardson’s dissertation research focused on the neurochemistry underlying the subjective effects of the abused inhalant nitrous oxide. Her interest in the comorbidity of psychiatric disease and drugs of abuse led her to join the Center for Biomarker Research and Personalized Medicine. She has extensive hands on experience in rodent handling, behavioral tasks, aseptic surgery and brain harvesting. Her bench skills now expand to include DNA extraction, methylated DNA enrichment and DNA library preparation for next-generation sequencing as well as a rigorous set of DNA quality control techniques.

Mailing Address

Center for Biomarker Research and Precision Medicine
1112 East Clay Street, McGuire Hall
P. O. Box 980533
Richmond, VA 23298-0581