Dr. Solomon Snyder



Solomon Snyder, MD, D Sc, D Phil
Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Neuroscientist (see neuroscience) Solomon Snyder studied under Julius Axelrod and in 1973 discovered the opioid receptor and later, endorphins. For this work he was awarded the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1978. Many advances in molecular neuroscience have stemmed from Dr. Snyder’s identification of receptors for neurotransmitters and drugs. He pioneered the labeling of receptors and has been the head of the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins since its founding in 1980.

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