Oral Histories

Kreek, Mary Jeanne

Biographical Sketch:

Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D., is the Senior Attending Physician and a
Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor at the Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases of Rockfeller University.

Dr. Kreek received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 1958 and her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1962. She (and also the late Marie Nyswander) joined Rockefeller in the laboratory of Vincent Dole in 1964.

She also was one of the first to document that drugs of abuse significantly alter expression of specific genes in specific brain tissues and alter normal functions that lead to perceptions of reward and dysphoria.

Kreek, Mary Jeanne
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Interview History:

Dates: 7-Dec
Interviewer: L. Gold-Koob



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