The Department of Chemistry and Millipore Sigma will host the Sigma Aldrich Lectures with guest speaker, Bryan Roth, M.D., Ph.D., from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in Tegeler Hall.
In his seminar entitled "The Chemicals of Consciousness: From Salvia to LSD," he will summarize work from his lab over the past 20 years showing how chemistry informs our understanding of brain function and dysfunction with a focus on the actions of psychedelics (LSD, salvinorin A) and psychiatric medications.
He will also show how new chemical biology-based technologies invented by his lab are being used to revolutionize our understanding of the brain.
Byran Roth received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He is currently the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Protein Therapeutics and Translational Proteomics within the Department of Pharmacology and Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products at the University of North Carolina.