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Jonathan Sweedler, as Project Director of the Center, leads the Administrative Core, which is charged with scientific review of Center research projects, and with facilitating communication between Center staff and our research collaborators. Administrative responsibilities include budgetary allocation and oversight, preparation of annual progress reports, seminar planning, and meeting organization. The core also includes an External Advisory Board and Internal Advisory Committee, as described below.


If you are interested in collaborating with us, email a brief description of your proposed project to Jonathan Sweedler, including details on your relevant funding (grant number, title, and effective dates).


The External Advisory Board evaluates the research being done at the Neuroproteomics & Neurometabolomics Center, offering suggestions and guidance to optimize both ongoing and future projects. Members of the External Advisory Board have both technological and neuroscience backgrounds, including some who have expertise in running mass spectrometric and proteomics centers, and others involved with both fundamental neuroscience research and having familiarity with the neuroscience mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Current Members

We are pleased to introduce our current Advisory Board participants, and greatly appreciate their efforts to help us to advance our mission: David Clemmer, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry at Indiana University; Michael Gross, PhD, Professor, Departments of Chemistry, Immunology and Internal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis; George Rebec, PhD, Chancellor's Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Department of Physiological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Marina Wolf, PhD, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University; and Robert Kennedy, Willard Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan.

Past Members

We also wish to acknowledge the efforts of our past External Advisory Board Members: George Koob, PhD, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Lloyd Fricker, PhD, Professor, Departments of Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Fred McLafferty, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, and Francis J. White, Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.



The Center also receives guidance from an internal advisory committee comprised of each of the Core PIs, Sweedler, Kelleher and Rodriguez-Zas, and selected research collaborators.