Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine Hosts Monthly Seminars (Jan. 7)

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The INIM is pleased to host Robert Speth, Ph.D., at the monthly INIM Research Seminar Series
on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 12:00–1:30 p.m.
at the Center for Collaborative Research
on the 4th floor, room 440.

Speth is professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Nova Southeastern University and adjunct professor of pharmacology and physiology at Georgetown University. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 1976 from Vanderbilt University and did post-doctoral training at the University of Arizona with Hank Yamamura where their team was the first to characterize the benzodiazepine binding site in the human brain. Next, Speth moved to the Cleveland Clinic as an associate staff member to study brain angiotensin receptors where he pioneered the use of receptor autoradiography to study brain angiotensin receptors.
Speth took a faculty position at Washington State University in 1984 where he and his colleagues discovered the existence of angiotensin receptors in the ovary and epididymis. He was a founding officer of the Society of Veterinary Medical Ethics and is a past president and founding editor of its newsletter.
In 2003, he moved to the University of Mississippi to become Chair of the Pharmacology Department in the School of Pharmacy. After retiring in 2009, Speth came to NSU and has continued to work on the renin-angiotensin system with a focus on the brain funded by three NIH grants and multiple subcontracts with collaborating investigators. He also continues to run the Peptide Radioiodination Shared Resource at Georgetown University.
In addition to his research endeavors, he has an academic interest in dietary supplements and the medicinal use of the constituents of marijuana.

Join us for his lecture on “Marijuana: Is Popular Science True Science?”
You won’t want to miss it…

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