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Solomon Snyder, MD

Vice Chairman

Dr. Solomon Snyder is highly regarded internationally for his neuropharmacology research, and his work has inspired a number of advances in molecular neuroscience. He received his undergraduate and medical training at Georgetown University, his psychiatric training at Johns Hopkins University. Currently he is Director of the JHU's Department of Neuroscience and Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Psychiatry, Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience .

Dr. Snyder’s has received honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Northwestern University, Georgetown University, Ben Gurion University, Albany Medical College, and Technion University of Israel. Among other honors, he has been recognized with the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Biomedical Research; the Wolf Foundation Prize in Medicine; the Bristol-Myers-Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Neuroscience Research; and the Gerard Prize of the Society for Neuroscience (2000).

Dr. Snyder has authored more than 1,000 journal articles and several books, including Uses of Marijuana (1971); Madness and the Brain (1974); The Troubled Mind (1976); Biological Aspects of Abnormal Behavior (1980); Drugs and the Brain (1986); and Brainstorming (1989).

Most recently, Dr. Snyder was recognized for his groundbreaking work with the Salk Award for Research Excellence.