Matthew Banks, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
410 North 12th St
Richmond, VA 23298
Matthew Banks is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Virginia Commonwealth University. His research program focuses on the expression, mechanisms, and treatment of substance use disorders. Specifically, his laboratory utilizes animal models to understand behavioral allocation between psychoactive drugs (e.g. opioids or methamphetamine) and alternative, nondrug reinforcers (e.g. food or social). He received his PharmD degree from Ohio Northern University in 2003 and his PhD in pharmacology and physiology from Wake Forest University in 2007. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at Emory University and Virginia Commonwealth University.