John Salamone

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

Research Interests:

  • Psychopharmacology.
  • Neurochemistry and behavior.
  • Behavioral functions of dopamine and acetylcholine.
  • Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, depression.

Undergraduate courses

  • General Psychology I
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology Laboratory
  • Animal Learning and Behavior Laboratory

Graduate courses:

  • Foundations of Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychopharmacology

Representative Publications:

  • Finn, M., Mayorga, A. J., Conlan, A., & Salamone, J. D. (1997). Involvement of pallidal and nigral GABA mechanisms in the generation of tremulous jaw movements in rats. Neuroscience, 80, 535-544.
  • Trevitt, J., Atherton, A., Aberman, J., & Salamone, J. D. (1998). Effects of subchronic administration of clozapine, thioridazine and haloperidol on tests related to extrapyramidal motor function in the rat. Psychopharmacology, 137, 61-66.
  • Salamone, J. D., Mayorga, A. J., Trevitt, J. T., Cousins, M. S., Conlan, A., & Nawab, A. (1998). Tremulous jaw movements in rats: A model of parkinsonian tremor. Progress in Neurobiology, 56, 591-611.


  • University of Connecticut Alumni Association Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching at the Undergraduate Level, 2002.
  • Editorial Board: Behavioural Brain Research
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
  • Who’s Who in Medicine
  • Selected for 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century