Dr. Terry Snutch announced as a Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair

In 2005, it was announced that Dr. Terry Snutch was awarded the CIHR Tier 1, Canada Research Chair in Biotechnology and Genomics – Neurobiology. Dr. Snutch’s research demonstrates how various types of calcium channels are regulated by enzymes and by intracellular molecules called G-proteins. His studies hope to show how painkiller molecules (both natural opioids and synthetic painkillers such as morphine) work. Ultimately, his research will provide invaluable information to help other scientists design new calcium channel therapies for conditions including stroke, migraine, and epilepsy.