Dr. Abel conducted research on the neurobiology of GABAA and GABAB receptors for many years. Among other related topics, he was funded by NIH to explore the effect of cocaine-induced kindled seizures on the GABA receptor system. Recently, his research emphasis has shifted to the educational realm. He has published and/or presented at professional meetings on the topics of interprofessional education and the use of a diagnostic reminder system for clinical reasoning. He is currently investigating team interactions in an educational setting and student attitudes toward the ethics of human subjects in research.