Bryan Roth, MD, PhD

Bryan Roth is the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Roth’s lab focuses on all aspects of GPCR structure and function ranging from the atomic-level analysis of ligand-receptor interactions to in vivo studies. During his career, Roth’s work and more than 450 published papers, have focused in the general areas of molecular pharmacology, structural biology and synthetic biology. Dr. Roth was elected to the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2014 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019. He has received many honors including the Goodman and Gilman Award for Receptor Pharmacology, and the PhRMA Foundation Excellence in Pharmacology Award.

Prior to his work at UNC, Dr. Roth was a Professor of Psychiatry and Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where his clinical specialty was treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

Dr. Roth received his MD and PhD (Biochemistry) from St. Louis University and subsequently trained in pharmacology (NIH), molecular biology (Stanford) and Psychiatry (Stanford).