P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D.

P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D.


Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Conn is the Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University and Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. He received the Ph.D. degree from Vanderbilt in 1986 and pursued postdoctoral studies at Yale University before joining the faculty at Emory University in 1988. Dr. Conn served as head of the Department of Neuroscience at Merck and Company (West Point, PA) from 2000 – 2003 then moved to Vanderbilt University as the founding director of the Canter for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, where he has advanced multiple drug candidates into development for treatment of brain disorders. Dr. Conn served as Editor in Chief of Molecular Pharmacology, on editorial boards of multiple other journals, and Scientific Advisory Boards of multiple foundations and companies. He has received numerous awards for his translational research.

Dr. Conn’s research is focused on development of novel therapies for schizophrenia, depression, and other brain disorders.

NARSAD Grants: Independent Investigator 1998, Distinguished Investigator 2004