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Preventing opioid addiction and overdose fatalities through novel therapies


August 12, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET

Addiction to opioids, including illicit substances and prescription pain medications, has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. In this Front Row lecture, Scripps Research Professors Laura Bohn and Kim Janda will present the latest research on innovative strategies for addressing opioid addiction and preventing related fatalities, as well as advances in understanding the body’s pain pathways that could lead to improvements in pain therapy.

Photo of Kim Janda, PhD

Laura Bohn, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
Kim Janda, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemistry