Barbara Slusher, MAS, PhD

Professor of Neurology; Director, JHU NIMH Therapeutic Core, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Barbara Slusher is Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins and Director of Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery(  She has published over 200 articles and is the inventor on over 100 patents.  Before joining Hopkins, she spent 18 years in the pharmaceutical industry involved in the development and/or post marketing support of several FDA-approved medicines. At Hopkins she leads the largest drug discovery program on campus with a veteran team of 20 chemists, assay developers, pharmacologist/toxicologists, and pharmacokinetic experts.  She co-founded four start-up companies amassing over $150M in funding. She also founded the International Consortium of Academic Drug Discovery centers(