Dr. Marjorie Ariano, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School, received her Ph.D. in Anatomy in 1977 from UCLA. From 1977-1980, she trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), with an emphasis in biochemistry. After completing her postdoctoral training, Dr. Ariano became Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Vermont, rising to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Ariano moved to the Chicago Medical School in 1992 as a Professor of Neuroscience. Dr. Ariano spent 25 years investigating the distribution and functional signaling of dopamine receptors in the central nervous system. These studies examined how dopamine receptors were changed in animal models of Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. She is no longer actively engaged in research.