Stephen M Husbands
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Bath
Stephen M Husbands has completed his Postdoctoral from University of Bristol and PhD from University of Strathclyde. He uses medicinal chemistry to develop a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying neuropsychological diseases, in particular drug abuse, but also including depression and anxiety. To this end, both highly selective ligands and, more recently, ligands targeted at multiple receptors are designed and synthesized, along with specific pharmacological tools such as irreversible and radiolabeled ligands which allow us to study changes in the chemistry of the brain. Manipulation of the duration of activity of ligands has also been a theme within recent years.
Medicinal Chemistry Neuropsychological Diseases Drug Design