Stuart Kelter interviews Richard Ambron, a Columbia University professor emeritus of cell biology, anatomy, and pathology, specializing in neuroscience research, working in the same lab as Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist, Eric Kandel. For 25 years, he taught clinical anatomy to medical and dental students and was ten times voted teacher of the year. For forty years he ran a neuro-research lab at Columbia, focusing on the mechanisms of neuronal regeneration and the identification of the molecular signals for pain, which succeeded in patenting a potent and selective drug that targets a key enzyme in certain kinds of chronic pain. He is the author of the soon-to-be-published book, The Brain and Pain: Breakthroughs in Neuroscience, which is the subject of today’s interview.
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