Bryan L. Roth M.D., Ph.D. is the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Protein Therapeutics and Translational Proteomics in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School. Dr. Roth has published more than 300 papers and has given more than 200 invited talks.
Dr. Roth has served on the editorial boards of many major scientific journals including the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular Pharmacology, the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, The Journal of Receptors and Signal Transduction Research, the Journal of Neurochemistry, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr Roth is currently Associate Editor for the Journal of Pharmacology and Expermental Therapeutics. Dr. Roth is also a member of Faculty of 1000.
Dr. Roth is a frequent consultant to major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, has served as a regular member for three separate NIH Study section and as Chair of the Molecular Libraries Screening Centers Review Group. Dr. Roth’s work has led to the successful filing, awarding and commercial licensing of several US and Worldwide Patents for novel candidate medications for the treatment of psychiatric and neurological medications.
Dr. Roth is principal investigator of the NIMH-supported National Collaborative Drug Discovery Group (which is a collaborative effort between UNC, Duke University and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals; U19MH082441) and the NIMH Psychoactive Drug Screening Program (NO1MH32004).
Dr. Roth has received a number of honors including the PhRMA Foundation Excellence in Pharmacology Award, the Irving Page Lecture, a NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, the Heffter Foundation Award for Basic Science Research, the Lowenthal Lecture (Medical College of Virginia), a Prestige Lecture (Université de Montréal), the SG Fergusson Memorial Lecture (Robarts Institute), the Chauncy Leake Memorial Lecture (Univ Texas Medical Branch), a Yale BSTP Distinguished Lecturer, an National Institute of Mental Health Career Development Award, a Dana Foundation Fellowship in Neurosciences (Stanford University) and Phi Beta Kappa (St. Louis University).
Dr. Roth’s work has been highlighted and Dr. Roth has been interviewed about his work in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, CBS Early Program, MSNBC, the Los Angeles Times and a large number of other media outlets. One of Dr. Roth’s most recent publications (Keiser et al, Nature, 2009) was listed as one of the ‘Top 10 Scientific Achievements of 2009’ by Wired Magazine.
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