Career Lunch: Eric Harris, PhD

A Neuroscientist in Pharma: a Case Study

When Sep 03, 2013
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 124 Taylor Hall
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Contact Phone 919-843-8536
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Eric Harris, PhD

Dr. Harris has more than 30 years’ experience in neuroscience research, including 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, with particular emphasis on the discovery and pharmacological characterization of new chemical entities. Dr. Harris developed new in vitro and in vivo models of neurological diseases, as well as new technology for automating electrophysiology, which led to marketed product. He has carried out preclinical work in several central nervous system therapeutic areas including epilepsy, stroke, and memory, and he has helped to advance compounds into clinical studies for epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and stroke. He also has extensive experience with electrophysiological techniques, neuropharmacology, and ion channel studies. Dr. Harris has served as a lead scientist and project manager on numerous teams developing therapies for epilepsy, stroke, pain, anesthesia, sedation, and depression, focusing in particular on clinical developmental strategy. He has experience preparing development plans, writing and analyzing the data from clinical study protocols, authoring regulatory documents, and interacting face-to-face with the Food and Drug Administration.

“A Neuroscientist in Pharma:  a Case Study”


**Pizza will be provided**