News Source Date
Congratulations to Dr. Lindsley for winning the 2018 Sato Memorial International Award! Group News November 17, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Lindsley for making Clarivate Analytics 2017 Highly Cited Researcher list!

2017 Thomsom Reuters Web of Science...
Clarivate Analytics November 15, 2017
It's "work hard, play hard" here in the Lindsley Lab! Can you find our PI in this picture???

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Group News Octiber 2, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Crouch on her appointment as Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Lipscomb University in the School of Pharmacy! Group News September 25, 2017
Call for papers: DARK Classics in Chemical Neuroscience. See Professor Lindsley's note below the banner.
I am planning a special issue of ACS Chemical Neuroscience for mid-2018 that will be HIGHLY read and cited. The Issue will be a DARK “Classics in Chemical Neuroscience” Special Issue focused on psychoactive, illicit drugs. These new DARK “Classics” reviews will share a similar format, covering the history, street names, current synthesis/production route, pharmacology, DMPK, and cultural/historic relevance of illicit drugs. This issue will also feature several reviews on the synthetic chemistry employed to access these drugs as well as current analogues. There will also be a perspective on all the new, emerging street drugs and the danger of overdose, as well as an introduction from NIDA/DEA staff. For this special DARK “Classics in Chemical Neuroscience” issue, we will focus on THC, heroin, opium, morphine, fentanyl, LSD, mescaline, cocaine (crack), ecstacy, oxycodone, PCP, methamphetamine, and psilocybin. I would also like to see someone tackle the club drugs (MDMA, flunitrazepam/ rophies, GHB). Please let me know if this is of any interest to you as a potential author/coauthor. I think this Special Issue will be highly read and cited - nothing like it exists. Ideally, the submission date will be March/April of 2018, but I can extend further into 2018 to accommodate if necessary.

If interested in contributing, please email either me at either or, and let me known which illicit drug you wish to review.
Group News September 22, 2017
VUMC's The Reporter picked up the story about Professor Lindsley's Edward E. Smissman Lectureship. Read it here. The Reporter September 21, 2017
Professor Lindsley was just reappointed by the ACS for another term as Editor-In-Chief of ACS Chemical Neuroscience! Group News September 14, 2017
Professor Lindsley has been named the 2018 Edward E. Smissman Memorial Lecturer for The University of Kansas Department of Medicinal Chemistry!

Edward E. Smissman is considered to be one of the fathers of modern medicinal chemistry. The lecture series only selects lecturers who are "...of outstanding merit and achievement in chemistry and biology." This is a very distinguished honor!

Congratulations Professor Lindsley!
Group News September 13, 2017
Business Insider, Newswise, and VUMC's The Reporter all published articles regarding our new collaboration with Bayer.

Read the articles here, here, and here.
Business Insider,
The Reporter
September 12, 2017
We have extended our collaboration with Taisho Pharmaceutical! Group News September 11, 2017
Professor Lindsley just received a secondary appointment in the Department of Biochemistry! Group News September 8, 2017
Congratulations to Jeanette Bertron and Carson Reed for receiving Fall 2017 VICB Fellowships for strong academic performances!

Keep up the good work!
Group News September 7, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Kellie Nance on successfully defending her dissertation!

Good luck, with your postdoc, we'll miss you!
Group News August 25, 2017
Research News @ Vanderbilt has reported on our work to find a treatment for Rett syndrome!

Read the article here.
Research News @ Vanderbilt August 24, 2017
EurekAlert! has published an article regarding our work to find a treatment for Rett syndrome!

Read the article here.
EurekAlert! August 23, 2017
Alzheimer's News Today published an article regarding our VU319 human trials!

Read the article here.
Alzheimer's News Today August 17, 2017
Congratulations to Mabel Seto on passing the Pharmacology Phase 1 qualifying exam!

Way to go Mabel!
Group News August 14, 2017
WSMV Channel 4 did a story about our clinical trial!

Check out the story here.
WSMV Channel 4 August 10, 2017
VU319 Phase 1 trials are under way! Research News @ Vanderbilt August 7, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Josh Wieting on accepting a position with the preeminent Dr. Alan Kozikowski at StarWise Therapeutics LLC in Madison Wisconsin!

Good luck, and we'll miss you!
Group News August 7, 2017
Recruitment for VU319 clinical trials has begun! July 28, 2017
The Lindsley Lab was saddened to hear the news of our collaborator Dr. Alex Brown’s recent passing. Our condolences to Dr. Brown’s family during this time. Group News July 27, 2017
Dr. Lindsley was recently quoted in a CNN article regarding the dangers of opioid exposure.

Read the article here.
CNN July 19, 2017
We have extended our collaboration with Ono Pharmaceuticals through 2019!

Read about it here.
VUMC Reporter May 25, 2017
Congratulations to Kellie Nance on accepting a postdoc fellow position with Professor Meier at the Chemical Biology Laboratory/National Cancer Intstitute! Kellie will defend her thesis in late summer 2017.

Way to go Kellie!
Group News May 12, 2017
The NMCS website is fully operational! Visit the site for more information. Group News May 4, 2017
Congratulations to Drs. Lindsley and Conn on receiving the John A. Oates Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research at the Spring VU School of Medicine Faculty Meeting!

Read about it here.
VUMC Reporter May 2, 2017
Check out the article Academic drug discovery centers adapt to shifts in funding sources in C&EN regarding our efforts and approach to funding! C&EN March 27, 2017
The school of medicine recently did a highlight on Dr. Conn's (and VCNDD's) research.

Check out the video below:

Group News March 10, 2017
Alzheimer's News Today published an article about our Phase 1 clinical trial.

Read the article here.
Alzheimer's News Today March 6, 2017
The Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization has named our M1 PAM program as one of the top ten innovations of 2016 at Vanderbilt!

See the all ten in the list below:

CTTC News January 31, 2017
Dr. Lindsley will be speaking at the Alzheimer's and Dementia Research Forum on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Theater at Vanderbilt from 1:00-4:00PM.

This is a free event, so come show your support! You can view the flyer here.
Group News January 27, 2017
The VUMC Reporter did a write up about Dr. Lindsley recieving the Pharmacia-ASPET Award in Experimental Therapeutics!

Check out the report here.
VUMC Reporter January 12, 2017
Dr. Lindsley has been awarded the 2017 Pharmacia-ASPET Award in Experimental Therapeutics!
ASPET January 11, 2017