Robert C. Speth, Ph.D., FAAAS

Dr. Bob Speth obtained his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University studying Pharmacology and Neuroscience after which he did post-doctoral research as an NIH National Research Service Awardee at the University of Arizona under the guidance of Dr. Hank Yamamura. Dr. Speth has conducted research focused largely on the brain, the renin-angiotensin system and receptors for neurotransmitters, hormones, drugs and toxins at the Cleveland Clinic, Washington State University, Oregon Health Sciences University, the University of Mississippi (where he chaired the Pharmacology Department of the School of Pharmacy) and presently as Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Speth has received numerous awards for his advocacy of biomedical research with animal models, his support of academic libraries, and scholarly activities.  He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received “The Provost’s Award for Research and Scholarship” from Nova Southeastern University in 2016 and the “World Class Faculty Award” from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance for 2017.  He has published more than 200 scientific manuscripts and scores of miscellaneous publications. Dr. Speth has a special interest in the pharmacological and toxicological properties of “natural products”, in particular their use and abuse as drugs, dietary supplements or medical adjuvants.