Thomas Bannister, Ph.D.


We are proud to have Dr. Tom Bannister as our speaker on September 14, 2018.  To see the event, please click here.

Professor Bannister is a Senior Scientific Director of Molecular Medicine at Scripps Research in Jupiter, Florida, a world leader in nonprofit biomedical research. He is originally from the farmlands of Indiana.  He received his scientific training at Indiana University and Yale, then worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 14 years. He came to Scripps Florida in its infancy and actively collaborates on project teams seeking breakthrough therapies for various cancers, neurological disorders, and pain. His work in collaboration with Laura Bohn was recently recognized and lauded by the NIH with a 5-year grant to pursue safer pain relievers to help combat the opioid abuse epidemic.  For more information on this grant, please follow this link.

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