Timothy M. Dore, PhD, University of Georgia*

Timothy M. Dore, PhD
Timothy M. Dore, PhD

The Dore Laboratory's scientific interests lie at the interface of chemistry and biology, creating new technology to study complex biological systems. Current projects include the design, synthesis, evaluation, and application development of photoactivatable signaling molecules that can be used to control neural activity in the brain and explore the role of certain genes and other elements in vertebrate development. An emphasis is placed on photochemical probes that have high sensitivity to 2-photon excitation.

*Currently affiliated with New York University Abu Dhabi.



  1. Rea AC, Vandenberg LN, Ball RE, Snouffer AA, Hudson AG, Zhu Y, McLain DE, Johnston LL, Lauderdale JD, Levin M, Dore TM. Light-activated serotonin for exploring its action in biological systems. Chem Biol. 2013 Dec 19;20(12):1536-46. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2013.11.005.
  2. Vandenberg LN, Blackiston DJ, Rea AC, Dore TM, Levin M. Left-right patterning in Xenopus conjoined twin embryos requires serotonin signaling and gap junctions. Int J Dev Biol. 2014;58(10-12):799-809. doi: 10.1387/ijdb.140215ml.
  3. PCT Publication number WO2013003547A - University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. (Publ Jan 03, 2013).