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 Expert  729104

Expert in Pre-Clinical Pharmacology, Drug Discovery to IND

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been a member of the Faculty of a UK university medical school for 21 years. He is Director of the Cellular and Molecular Neuropharmacology Research Group. The group's principal research interest is 5-HT (5-hydroxytryptamine, serotonin) and has generated an extensive list of published works in international journals including prestigious journals such as Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Blood and Gastroenterology. In addition, he is Chairman of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) Nomenclature Committee for Serotonin Receptors, a member of the Advisory Board of the Medical Research Council (UK), an Expert for France's INSERM, and is the founder and Chairman of the Cellular Neuropharmacology Special Interest Group within the British Pharmacological Society. He is also Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for the international journals Frontiers in Neuropharmacology and Neuropharmacology, respectively.

In addition to his academic-related positions, he is the principle founder and CEO of a venture-capital-backed pharmaceutical research and development company with a therapeutic focus on immune system disorders, based at the Birmingham Research Park. He is also the founder and CSO of a single product virtual company developing a novel therapy for epilepsy that has received approval from the MHRA to perform a Phase II PoC trial in patients. Expert has also generated a number of licensing deals for the Expert's University giving access to novel reagents developed in his academic laboratory.

Expert has consulted for three of the top five pharmaceutical companies, also a number of pharmaceutical companies in the 'top twenty' as well as SMEs.


active pharmaceutical ingredient


agonistic drug


biochemical pharmacology


drug development


drug screening


drug therapy


gastrointestinal drug




investigational drug


molecular pharmacology


nervous system disease








pharmaceutical research







Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1988   PhD   Neuropharmacology   Bradford  
1985   BSc (Hons)   Medical Science   Leicester  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to


(Undisclosed University)




Professor of Neuropharmacology


Director of research group

2007 to


(Undisclosed University)



Founder and CEO


CEO for this venture-capital backed SME pharmaceutical company

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Litigation concerning IP protection around a novel anti-depressant
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Pharmaceutical industry (drug discovery to IND)

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Identification and validation of vendors supplying pre-clinical services for drug (small molecule) development

Other Skills and Services

Drugs targeting 5-HT receptors


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