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Robert Durant Myers

biologist , research director , medical educator

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


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


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

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


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.



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.


Married Marjorie Anne Fretz, December 20, 1953. Children: Robert, James, Elizabeth, Anne.

Clarence Norman Myers

Martha Louise (Fox) Myers

Marjorie Anne Fretz

Robert Myers

James Myers

Elizabeth Myers

Anne Myers