June 5, 2002
MEDIA CONTACT: Joann Rodgers
Snyder To Receive Honorary Degree
Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., winner of a Lasker Award for his discoveries in brain chemistry, and University Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is to receive an honorary degree from Israels Technion-Institute of Technology at ceremonies in Haifa, Israel, June 10.
The highest honor awarded by the Council of the Technion, it recognizes Snyders "groundbreaking discoveries of receptors for drugs and neurotransmitters in the brain," as well as his "outstanding contributions to molecular neuroscience and...extraordinary impact on the development of new types of medications."
The founding in 1924 of the Technion , Israels oldest university, was driven in large part by the efforts of Albert Einstein, who was the first president of the Technion Society. The institution has graduated more than 50,000 students.