Breakthrough Medicines for Serious Brain Disorders: Jeffrey Conn at TEDxNashville by TEDx Talks   8 years ago

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Dr. Conn is the Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology, and founding Director of the Program in Translational Neuropharmacology and the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. Conn received the Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University in 1986 and pursued postdoctoral studies in the Department of Pharmacology at Yale University. Dr. Conn joined the Department of Pharmacology at Emory University faculty in 1988 where he rose to the rank of Full Professor and established himself as a leader in studies of neurotransmitter receptors and their roles in regulating brain function in circuits involved in psychiatric and neurological disorders. In 2000, Dr. Conn moved to Merck and Company to assume the position of Senior Director and Head of the Department of Neuroscience at Merck's site in West Point, PA. He moved to Vanderbilt University to start a new program in drug discovery, with a primary mission of facilitating translation of recent advances in basic science to novel therapeutics.

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