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Horace H Loh


Professor Horace Loh received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Iowa in 1965. Currently he is a Regents Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, at the University of Minnesota. He has over 645 publications. His professional associations include membership in the American College of Neuro psychopharmacology, Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Western Pharmacology Society. Dr. Loh was recognized by the University of Minnesota as a Regents Professor, the first recipient of the Medical School’s Distinguished Senior Scientist Award, and one of the first inductees into the Academic Health Center’s Academy of Excellence. Other honors include the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine’s Distinguished Alumnus Award; Nathan B. Eddy Memorial Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence; Otto Krayer Award in Pharmacology, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics; Award in Excellence, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation; and Method to Extend Research in Time Award, Research Scientist Award, and Career Development Award, from the National Institutes of Health.

Research Interests:

Dr. Horace H. Loh's research interests are in the areas of molecular neuro pharmacology and biochemical pharmacology, specializing in the mechanism of narcotic actions, tolerance and physical dependence. His early detailed investigations were in the pharmacology of opioid and endorphins and subsequently in opioid receptor signaling; pharmacological regulation of opioid receptor activities; receptor gene cloning; transcriptional, translational and epigenetic regulation of opioid receptor genes and their relationship to the pharmacological activity of the opioid drugs.

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