UNC’s Bryan L. Roth, the Michael J. Hooker Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine, has received the PhRMA Foundation Award in Excellence in Pharmacology/Toxicology.
Much of Roth’s research focuses on trying to understand how central nervous system drugs affect the brain’s neurons.
The goal is to investigate existing treatments in order to find new treatments and mitigate side effects, particularly for such problems as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and eating disorders.
In one notable project, Roth and his team at UNC, along with scientists at the University of California at San Francisco, developed and validated a computer model that can predict likely side effects before a drug is put into clinical testing.
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