Neuropharmacologist and Preclinical Central Nervous System (CNS) Research Consultant

Technical Consultant #1943


  • Preclinical CNS research: Preclinical basic and applied CNS drug discovery research in the international pharmaceutical industry.
  • A Neuropharmacologist and an accomplished drug hunter, with in-depth knowledge and broad expertise at the world's largest drug company.
  • In-vitro neuropharmacology identifying new compounds in drug development and establishing new assay enhancements.
  • Extensive preclinical evaluations for the advancement of drug candidates.
  • Extensive knowledge of neurological and psychiatric disorders with a talent to lead and mentor scientists and project teams.
  • Generate and advance novel ideas to testing in the laboratory setting.


Independent Consultant, Present

  • Service large national and international pharmaceutical companies providing: Preclinical research, project management and visibility.
  • Building teams and working with biologists, chemists, toxicologists and clinicians to develop novel drug products.

Pfizer Global Research and Development, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000 - 2007

Research Fellow and Sr. Research Associate, 1990 - 2007

  • Provided scientific leadership of a team and influenced departmental and global therapeutic area goals and strategy.
  • Supervised and mentored laboratory staff; supported methods of continuous innovative drug discovery and research.
  • Enhanced the continued development of pharmaceutical business by collaborating with external academic sources.
  • Served as project manager providing scientific leadership for a multidisciplinary team on drug discovery projects resulting in the goal-oriented advancement of several drug candidates to extensive preclinical evaluation as a prerequisite to clinical development for multiple indications.
  • Led, supervised, and mentored a staff of associate scientists, post-doctoral researchers, and student interns in an in vitro neuropharmacology laboratory to successfully identify compounds for further development as potential drugs and to establish new assays enhancing drug discovery efforts.
  • Evaluated staff performance, identifying development and promotional opportunities, and ensuring the availability of a properly trained and knowledgeable staff for future drug discovery projects.
  • Communicated research priorities and deadlines, ensuring proper allocation of resources and staff, to efficiently support project goals.
  • Championed novel ideas and conception records for drug discovery projects to successfully maintain cutting-edge competitiveness and intellectual property status.
  • Researched, analyzed, and identified necessary resources and staff furthering progress in drug discovery.
  • Maintained visible and proactive involvement in due diligence / licensing opportunities for cooperative scientific development.
  • Initiated and maintained several international academic collaborations to enhance both drug discovery and basic research efforts as progressive development opportunities in the science.
  • Broad strategic impact across business units and global therapeutic areas.

Goedecke AG, Frieburg, Germany, Research Scientist, 1985 - 1990

  • Provided laboratory supervision, contributed to projects, initiated external collaborations.

Beecham Pharmaceuticals LTD., Harlow, U.K. Research Scientist, 1983 - 1984

  • Provided laboratory supervision, contributed to projects, initiated external collaborations.

Ciba Geigy AG, Basel, Switzerland, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, 1980 - 1982

  • Provided individual contributions, authored external publications, presented at scientific meetings.

Wellcome Research Laboratories, LTD., Beckenham U.K., Postdoctoral Research Scientist, 1980

  • Provided individual contributions, supported transfer of technology.

Honors & Publications


  • Computer Software (Microsoft Office, GraphPad Prism and InStat)


  • Fluent in German.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Member

Collegium Internationale Neuro-psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Member

Publications and Patents

  • Published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at more than 70 international scientific meetings.
  • Senior Author of a key opinion article - mechanism of action of the novel, marketed drugs.
  • Responsible for seminar speaker series invitation of key opinion leaders to advance education of staff, state-of-the-art basic research, and drug discovery efforts.
  • Initiated research or developed conceptions resulting in ten issued patents.


  • Ph.D. Neuropharmacology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • M.A. Psychopharmacology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
  • B.A. Physiological Psychology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
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