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Neurotransmission expert Solomon Snyder to speak at HSC

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Author: Communications | Category: Around Campus | October 08, 2015

Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., a renowned medical researcher in the area of addictions, will deliver a lecture titled “Gasotransmitters Galore” honoring retiring faculty member Bettie Sue Masters, Ph.D., at 8:45 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9, in Pestana Lecture Hall.

Dr. Snyder is the Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University. His acclaimed research on the opioid receptor earned him the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.

Dr. Snyder received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University, research associate training at the National Institutes of Health and psychiatric training at Johns Hopkins University, where he later established the Department of Neuroscience and served as its director. It is named the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience in his honor.

Known for his discovery of the opioid receptor and its effects on the brain and his extensive research on the gaseous neurotransmitters, nitric oxide and carbon monoxide, Dr. Snyder is the recipient of numerous professional honors, including the National Medal of Science from the President of the United States. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

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