Andrew Boileau

Andrew Boileau


Professor, Course Director/Examiner for Neuroscience; Chair of Student Promotions Committee


Courses: Med 714: Neuroscience and Neurology

Andrew Boileau, PhD, has extensive experience in basic and applied neuroscience, neuroscience research, and medical school instruction. He has been teaching at Saba University School of Medicine for over 10 years, with student performance close to or often exceeding national averages on the NBME Neuroscience Shelf exam.

Starting with a background in Neuroscience research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Boileau made the transition from primarily researcher to full-time instructor and lecturer at Saba University School of Medicine. He finds interactions with students a more rewarding endeavor than laboratory work, even though he published regularly in journals such as the Journal of Neuroscience, Molecular Neurobiology, Neuropharmacology and the Journal of Biological Chemistry. He has presented his work over a dozen times at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting.  

Over the past decade, Dr. Boileau has also been active in the Saba community, working with Adult Continuing Education, Body, Mind & Spirit Foundation, Child Focus Foundation, and Saba Reach Foundation. These volunteer positions help to advance health education in the community,  and the education of community youth.

  • Basic and applied neuroscience
  • Academic instruction
  • Learning theory
  • Molecular neuropharmacology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Grant writing consultation

  • Forsythe, M.L. & Boileau, A. J. (2020). Use of cannabinoids for treatment of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. (accepted).
  • Alkabie, S. & Boileau, A. J. (2016) The role of therapeutic hypothermia after traumatic spinal cord injury - a systematic review. World Neurosurg. 86:432-49. 
  • Boileau, A. J., Pearce, R. A. & Czajkowski, C. (2010). The short splice variant of the γ2 subunit acts as an external modulator of GABAA receptor function.  J. Neurosci. 30: 4895-4903.

  • Ion channels
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Learning & memory

  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting


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