Dr. John Weber

Associate Professor

Dr. Weber completed a B.S. in Biology/Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Montana. He subsequently received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Weber then conducted a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 2000-2003 and was an Assistant Professor at Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam from 2003-2006. He joined the School of Pharmacy in November, 2006.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Mechanisms contributing to altered physiology and pathology of the cerebellum
  • Discovery of compounds that are protective against brain aging, trauma and neurodegenerative disease

Teaching Areas of Interest: Neuropharmacology, drug abuse and addiction, cellular and molecular neuroscience, diseases of the nervous system.

Current Projects:

  • Determining the cellular mechanisms that underlie ataxia using mutant mouse models
  • Studying the long-term effects of adolescent ethanol exposure
  • The Effects of Wild Blueberry Extracts on Neuroinflammation

Selected Publications:

  • Lamont MG, and Weber JT. (2015) Mice deficient in carbonic anhydrase type 8 exhibit motor dysfunctions and abnormal calcium dynamics in the somatic region of cerebellar granule cells. Behavioural Brain Research 286: 11-6
  • Vyas P, Kalidindi S, Chibrikova L, Igamberdiev AU and Weber JT. (2013) Chemical analysis and effect of blueberry and lingonberry fruits and leaves against glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity in rat brain cultures. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 61, 7769−7776
  • Forbes A, Cooze J, Malone C, French V and Weber JT. (2013) Effects of intermittent binge alcohol exposure on long-term motor function in young rats. Alcohol 47: 95-102

Full list of publications.


Dr. John Weber
Phone: (709) 864-7261


School of Pharmacy

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000