Abel Pharmboy

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Science
Occupation Lifelong Learner
Location Southeast, United States
Introduction Abel is not a typo, but rather a dedication to the American father of Pharmacology, John Jacob Abel, M.D. (1857-1938). Trained in Europe, Prof Abel established the first US medical pharmacology department at the University of Michigan, then did the same at a fledgling medical school called Johns Hopkins. Prof Abel also founded the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) and the Journal of Pharmacology and Exptl Therapeutics (JPET). Abel Pharmboy is a pseudonymous, independent Ph.D researcher/ educator trained in pharmacology and toxicology, hoping to be a voice of skepticism, but equally open-minded about conventional and folkloric therapeutic agents. In June, 2006, we were asked to join ScienceBlogs.com which now hosts Terra Sigillata. Do you have a tip, question, or suggestion on a topic you'd want me to cover? E-mail me.
Interests Drug Discovery. Biochemistry of Beer and Wine Production. Consumption of Said Biochemical Experiments. Botanical Medicine. Taylor Guitars. Fender Bass Guitars. SWR Amplifiers
Favorite Movies Crash, Being There, Rear Window, Vertigo, Sixth Sense
Favorite Music Alt-country (whatever the hell that is), Classic jazz, Theolonius Monk, Ben Webster, Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Joe Jackson, Jack Johnson, Susan Werner, Shawn Colvin, Ryan Adams, Darden Smith, David Wilcox, Modern Skirts, and anyone with guts enough to take just their voice and an acoustic guitar in front of a crowd.
Favorite Books Guns Germs and Steel, The Coming Plague, Betrayal of Trust, The Journey Through Cancer, The Knockout Artist, Nickel and Dimed in America, Freakonomics, Blink, Why Businesspeople Speak Like Idiots, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, On the Road, The Education of Little Tree