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Robert Durant Myers

Robert Durant Myers, American biologist, research director, medical educator.

Background

  • Myers, Robert Durant was born on October 25, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Clarence Norman and Martha Louise (Fox) Myers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Ursinus College, 1953. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1956.

      D.h.c., University Granada, 1984.

    Career

    • Assistant professor, associate professor Colgate University, 1956-1963. Fellow neurological science Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, 1960-1961. Research scientist National Institute for Medical Research, England, 1963-1965, visiting professor neuropharmacology, 1969.

      Professor psychological and biological science Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1965-1978, co-director neurobiology program, 1969-1978. Professor psychiatry and pharmacology University North Carolina School Medicine, Chapel Hill, 1978-1987. Director Bowles biomedical Research Laboratories, 1980-1987.

      Professor pharmacology and psychiatric medicine East Carolina University School Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, 1988-1996. Distinguished research professor pharmacology and psychiatry Eastern Carolina University School Medicine, since 1996. Visiting professor Latrobe University, Australia, 1975, 82.

      Member psychobiology-neurobiology advisory panels National Science Foundation. Member alcohol advisory panel, also neuroscience neurobiological training and recording committee National Institute of Mental Health. Member neurology panel and fellowship review panel National Institute Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke.

      Consultant Canadian Medical Research Council, Australian Research Grants Council, United States VA. Member peer review panel National Council Alcoholism. Member of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome related review panel National Institutes of Health.

      Member panel National Institute Environmental Health Sciences.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College Neuropsychopharmacology. Member Collegium International Neuro-Psychopharmacologium, Society for Neurosci., American Physiological Society, American Society Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Research Society for Alcoholism, International Society biomedical Research, International Behavioral Neurosci. Society (president 1994-1995), New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Marjorie Anne Fretz, December 20, 1953. Children: Robert, James, Elizabeth, Anne.
    • father: Clarence Norman Myers
    • mother: Martha Louise (Fox) Myers
    • spouse: Marjorie Anne Fretz
    • children: Robert Myers
    • James Myers
    • Elizabeth Myers
    • Anne Myers
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    Nationality
    • 1953
      Ursinus College
    • 1954
      Purdue University
    • 1956
      Purdue University
    • 1984
      University Granada
    • 1956 - 1963
      Assistant, professor Colgate University
    • 1956 - 1963
      associate, professor Colgate University
    • 1960 - 1961
      fellow, neurological science Johns Hopkins University School Medicine
    • 1963 - 1965
      research scientist, National Institute for Medical Research
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1965 - 1978
      professor, psychological and biological science Purdue University
      West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    • 1969 - 1978
      professor, psychological and biological science Purdue University
    • 1978 - 1987
      professor, psychiatry and pharmacology University North Carolina School Medicine
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 1980 - 1987
      director, Bowles biomedical Research Laboratories
    • 1988 - 1996
      professor, pharmacology and psychiatric medicine East Carolina University School Medicine
      Greenville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1996
      distinguished research professor, pharmacology and psychiatry Eastern Carolina University School Medicine
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