Christiaan B (Tiaan) Brink is currently a Full Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Pharmacy, North-West University, South Africa, where he has held full time appointments since 1994. He obtained a degree in pharmacy (B.Pharm. - cum laude) 1989, Master’s in molecular Pharmacology 1991, and PhD in theoretical pharmacology 1998, all at the former Potchefstroom University for CHE, whereafter he undertook postdoctoral studies in receptor signal-transduction pharmacology under Dr. Richard R.
My interests are in behavioural neuroscience and neuro- and psychopharmacology, with a special interest in anxiety and stress related disorders, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and schizophrenia. My research focuses on mechanisms of synaptic and cellular signalling, and especially their relevance in the pathology and pharmacology of stress-related disorders.