Morris D. Faiman

Emeritus Professor
Research Professor, Life Span Institute
Primary office:

  • B.S., 1955, University of Manitoba
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1965



My research program in pharmacology and toxicology is focused in two areas. These are:

  1. Studies on the mechanism of action of agents used in the treatment of alcohol abuse. Research focuses on the specific drug disulfiram and its bioactive metabolites.
  2. Studies on the mechanism(s) by which alcohol can become addictive. In this work the various disulfiram metabolites are used as pharmacological tools to investigate the role of various brain neurotransmitters to provide a better understanding of substance abuse addiction and how it develops.


  1. Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science
  2. Fellow: Academy of Toxicology

Calendar of Events
Follow Us on Facebook!


KU Today
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
KU Weather

Find more about Weather in Lawrence, KS