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Medical researcher , pharmacologist

John Richard Fozard, British pharmacologist, medical researcher. Achievements include discovery of first 5-HT3 receptor antagonist; involvement in discovery of a number of other compounds which were taken to clinical development. Fellow Royal Pharmaceutical Society Great Britain; member British Pharmaceutical Society (committee 1989-1992), German Pharmaceutical Society, French Pharmaceutical Society, Serotonin Club (councillor 1988-1994).

Background

Fozard, John Richard was born on October 4, 1940 in Heckmondwike, England. Son of Alec and Louisa (Pearson) Fozard.

Education

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical, London University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Bradford University, England, 1968.

Career

Assistant lecturer University Manchester, United Kingdom, 1965-1968, lecturer United Kingdom, 1968-1976, senior lecturer United Kingdom, 1976-1977. Senior scientist Merrell-Dow Research Institute, Strasbourg, France, 1977-1979, head pharmacology France, 1979-1986. Senior scientist, project head cardiovascular Sandoz Pharma, Basel, Switzerland, 1987-1992, senior scientist, head asthma research department Switzerland, 1992-1996.

Head department respiratory disease Novartis Pharma, 1996-1999, senior scientist, respiratory disease department, since 1999.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of first 5-HT3 receptor antagonist. Involvement in discovery of a number of other compounds which were taken to clinical development.

Membership

Fellow Royal Pharmaceutical Society Great Britain. Member British Pharmaceutical Society (committee 1989-1992), German Pharmaceutical Society, French Pharmaceutical Society, Serotonin Club (councillor 1988-1994).

Connections

Married Marie Christine Wilson, October 25, 1969. Children: Ruth, Lucy, Stephen.

father:
Alec Fozard

mother:
Louisa (Pearson) Fozard

spouse:
Marie Christine Wilson

children:
Ruth Fozard

Lucy Fozard

Stephen Fozard