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Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Manitoba

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba.

For some time early in my career, I had the opportunity to exploit my tendency to study anything that caught my fancy, found irresistible to pursue and further energized my insatiable curiosity. My research publication profile reflects that characteristic. For the past few years, my research has focused, in collaboration with a talented and tireless engineer colleague, on constructing a novel, highly versatile electronic sensor, whose origins arose from one of my laboratory sideline projects.


B.A., M.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Ph.D., Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Neuropharmacology. Narcotic drugs and endorphins. Mechanisms of general anesthesia. Neuroendocrinology. Neurochemistry. Neurotoxicology. Digitalis drugs. Receptor Pharmacology. Aging. Cytochrome P450. Histamine as a second messenger. Novel technology to measure electromagnetic radiation from matter.


Detection of Electromagnetic Fields. Canadian office (# 2183742) 1995. European office (# 0746773), Aug 2000; U.S office (#6,150,812), Nov. 2000.
Digitalis-like steroid compounds. US. #5,144,017, 1992, #5,270,457,1993

219 scientific research papers, book chapters, scientific reviews

Established Investigator of the American Heart Association,. Five-year term
Career Investigator of the Medical Research Council of Canada
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Campbell Outreach Award "To recognize University of Manitoba Staff who have been particularly meritorious in their contributions to the community at large". For participation in environmental issues.
John J. Abel Award of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics "For original, outstanding research by a young investigator in pharmacology and/or experimental therapeutics"
E.W.R. Steacie Prize in the Natural Sciences "Awarded to a person under age 40 who has made notable contributions to research in Canada.
Upjohn Award of the Pharmacological Society of Canada, "For significant contributions to the advancement and extension of knowledge in the field of pharmacology and toxicology in Canada".
Sigma Xi Award for Research, University of Manitoba Chapter,
International Award of the St. Boniface General Hospital Research Foundation, One of four Manitoba researchers honored to celebrate the centennial of the Faculty of Medicine. "To honour individuals who have made, through their genius, talent and energy, an outstanding contribution to health care".


  • –present
    Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Manitoba