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November 21, 1995
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Key Members of the Research Team

Solomon H. Snyder

Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., is University Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry and director of the Department of Neuroscience in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has been a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty since 1966.

Snyder's identification of receptors for neurotransmitters and his description of the actions of psychotropic agents have led to major advances in molecular neuroscience. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

Snyder, 56, earned his medical degree at Georgetown University in 1962.

For more information via WWW: http://www.med.jhu.edu/neurosci/web_text_neurosci-PRIMARY-SNYDER. html

Randy J. Nelson
Primary Investigator

Randy J. Nelson, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences. He has a joint appointment in the Reproductive Biology Division of the Department of Population Dynamics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He has been at Johns Hopkins since 1986.

Nelson, 41, earned two doctorates at the University of California, Berkeley. The first, in psychology, was awarded in 1983. The second, in endocrinology, was awarded in 1984.

For more information via WWW: http://stimpy.psy.jhu.edu:80/~nelson/

Ted M. Dawson

Ted M. Dawson, M.D., Ph.D., is assistant professor in the departments of Neurology and Neuroscience and in the graduate program in cellular and molecular medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has been at Johns Hopkins since 1990, first as a postdoctoral fellow.

Dawson, 36, earned both his medical degree and his doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Utah in 1986.

For more information via WWW: http://www.med.jhu.edu/neurosci/web_text_neurosci-PRIMARY-T-DAWSO N.html

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