David Gavin

MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine

Office: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Rm 7271


Phone: (312) 569-7422

email: dgavin@psych.uic.edu

Web Site: David Gavin Departmental Page


Research Interests:

Elucidating factors that control gene expression in the reward circuitry as they relate to alcohol addiction using rodent and cellular models.



Gavin, D.P., Kusumo, H., Sharma, R.P., & Guizzetti, M. Ethanol-induced changes in poly (ADP ribose) polymerase and neuronal developmental gene expression. Neuropharmacol., 110 (2016) 287-296.

Gavin, D.P., Kusumo, H., Zhang, H., Guidotti, A., & Pandey, S.C. Role of growth arrest and DNA damage-inducible, beta in alcohol-drinking behaviors. Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res., 40 (2016) 263-272.

Dincer, A., Gavin, D.P., Xu, K., Zhang, B., Dudley, J.T., Schadt, E.E., & Akbarian, S. Deciphering H3K4me3 broad domains associated with gene-regulatory networks and conserved epigenomic landscapes in the human brain. Transl. Psychiatry, 17 (2015) e679.

Gavin, D.P., Kusumo, H., Sharma, R.P., Guizzetti, M., Guidotti, A., & Pandey, S.C. Gadd45b and N-methyl-D-aspartate induced DNA demethylation in postmitotic neurons. Epigenomics, 7 (2015) 567-579.

Guizzetti, M., Zhang, X., Goeke, C., & Gavin, D.P. Glia and neurodevelopment: focus on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Front. Pediatr., 2 (2014) 123.