Last updated on: 9/21/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert C. Malenka, MD, PhD Biography

Title:
Nancy Friend Pitzker Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Feb. 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
Physicians [Physicians are the "key experts" in the medical marijuana debate because the issue is thought by many to be ultimately based on the medical value and risks of marijuana, and Physicians, with their training and clinical work, should (at least in theory) have the best knowledge of marijuana's medical value and risks.] [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
  • Director, Nancy Pritzker Laboratory, Stanford University
  • Member, National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse
  • Neuroscience Program, Stanford University
  • Former Director, Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction, University of California San Francisco
  • Former Associate Director, University of California San Francisco Center for Neurobiology & Psychiatry
Education:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1983
  • BS, Biology, Harvard University, 1978
Other:
  • Areas of study include: Cellular Neurobiology, Membrane Excitability, Molecular Neurobiology, Developmental Neuroscience