On the path from chemistry to neuroscience: Early explorations in chemical medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Erminio Costa, a neuroscientist with a big brain and a bigger heart

Alan P. Kozikowski

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Abstract

In this short note in tribute to Dr. Erminio Costa, I reflect upon the sabbatical period that I spent with him during his early years at the Fidia-Georgetown Institute for the Neurosciences [FGIN] at the Georgetown University Medical Center. I detail some of the interesting projects that we were involved in at that time, that led us to create strong bridges between chemistry and the neurosciences, and that led in turn to the discovery of various classes of interesting molecular tools such as the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor ligand FGIN-1-27.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-329
Number of pages3
JournalPharmacological Research
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Chemical medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Erminio Costa
  • NAAG peptidase
  • NMDA receptor
  • Neuroscience
  • Peripheral benzodiazepine receptor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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