Dr. Philip Holmes is a Professor in UGA's Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program and is Neuroscience Program Chair for the Medical Partnership Faculty. His research is in the area of Psychopharmacology. His broad interests concern the neurobiological basis of motivation and emotion. More specifically, he is interested in the neurobiological mechanisms responsible for stress resilience and regulation of affective motivation. Much of this work has focused on brain noradrenergic systems and galanin, which is the major peptide coexisting with norepinephrine.