Laura M. BohnPhD
Laura M. Bohn, Ph.D. is a Professor of Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, FL. She is actively pursuing new therapies for the treatment of pain and addiction by modulating G protein-coupled receptors which are critical to how patients respond to many therapeutics, including opioid analgesics. Dr. Bohn earned degrees in both Chemistry (BA) and Biochemistry (BS) from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from St. Louis University School of Medicine. She completed post-doctoral training in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Duke University Medical Center in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Caron in collaboration with Dr. Robert Lefkowitz.
Dr. Bohn was a tenured Associate Professor of The Ohio State University College of Medicine in the Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry before she joined The Scripps Research Institute in 2009. In recognition of her achievements, she has received Young Investigator Awards from the Society for Neuroscience; the Joseph P. Cochin Award from the College on the Problems of Drug Dependence; and the John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology from the American Society for Pharmacological and Experimental Therapeutics and Pfizer in 2011. Her research program at The Scripps Research Institute is funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse.