David Olson Receives Neurochemistry Award

Professor David Olson

Assistant Professor David Olson has received the American Society for Neurochemistry’s Jordi Folch-Pi Memorial Award. The award is given to an outstanding young investigator who has demonstrated a high level of research competence and originality, has significantly advanced our knowledge of neurochemistry, and shows a high degree of potential for future accomplishments.

Olson’s research focuses on psychedelic compounds with potential to treat depression, anxiety disorders and addiction. He joined UC Davis in 2015 and holds a joint appointment in the departments of Chemistry, and Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. He was a 2018 Hellman Fellow and has received mentoring awards from the UC Davis School of Medicine and the University Honors Program.

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