Department Statement on On-line Assessment

Keith B. J. Franklin

Academic title(s): 

Professor Emeritus

Contact Information:

Email:  keith.franklin[at]


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
1205 Dr Penfield Avenue
Montreal, QC
H3A 1B1


Keith B. J. Franklin

Research Areas:

Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Summary:

Prof. Franklin is interested in neural mechanisms of motivation, particularly the role of specific neurotransmitter systems.  His research uses pharmacological and molecular biological methods to study the role of monoamines, opiate peptides and neurosteroids in pain, memory and drug dependence.

Selected References:

Franklin, K., Golmohammadi, M. G., Blackmore, D. G., Large, B., Azari, H., Esfandiary, E., Paxinos, G. et al. (2008). Comparative analysis of the frequency and distribution of stem and progenitor cells in the adult mouse brain. Stem Cells, 26, 979-987.

Ocvirk, R., Pearson Murphy, B. E., Franklin, K. B., & Abbott, F. V. (2008). Antinociceptive profile of ring A-reduced progesterone metabolites in the formalin test. Pain, 138, 402-409.

Sonnenschein, B., & Franklin, K. B. (2008). The rewarding efficacy of brain stimulation and its modulation by dopaminergic drugs in young adult and old BN F344F1 rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 90, 735-741.

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