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Therapeutic Core

Core Mission

The Johns Hopkins NIMH therapeutic core is staffed with drug discovery scientists most of which are seasoned experts with significant experience in the pharmaceutical sector. Our core was designed to complement the strength of academic research by bridging a gap between basic science and therapeutic application. Below are the specific skills of the NIMH Translational Core.

Core Resources

Core Members

Photo of Dr. Mikhail V. Pletnikov, M.D., Ph.D.

Pletnikov, Mikhail V., M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Professor of Neuroscience
 
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Rais, Rana, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery
 
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Rojas, Camilo Jose, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
 
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Slusher, Barbara Lynn Stauch, M.A.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology
Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Director, JHU NIMH Therapeutic Core
Director, Brain Science Institute Neuro-translational Drug Discovery Program
 
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Tsukamoto, Takashi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Medicinal Chemistry, Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery Program
 
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Michael Nedelcovych, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Ajit Thomas, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist
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