John Raymond Smythies
BIRTHDATE: November 30, 1922
CITIZENSHIP: Joint US/UK
MARITAL STATUS: Married: two sons
Cheltenham College Junior School, Cheltenham,1931-1936
Rugby School, Rugby 1936-1940
Christ’s College, Cambridge, 1940-1942
University College Hospital, London, 1942-1955
M. A., Cambridge (Natural Sciences. 2.1) 1942
M.B. B.Chir., Cambridge 1945 (equivalent to a US M.D.)
D.P.M., London 1952 (Diploma in Psychological Medicine)
M.D., Cambridge (equivalent to US Ph. D.) (Neuroanatomy) 1955
M. Sc., University of British Columbia (Neuroanatomy,
Philosophy & Anthropology) 1955
M.R.C.P., London 1958
M.Sc. Cambridge 1958 (Psychology)
F.R.C.Psych., London 1971
F.R.C.P., London 1974
Exhibition and College Prize, Christ’s College, Cambridge, 1941
Nuffield Fellowship in Medicine, 1955-1957
Co-Editor, International Revue of Neurobiology, 1958-1991
Consultant in Biological Psychiatry, WHO, 1963
Member of Research Committee, Mental Health Research Fund, 1962-1968
Advisor, Scientific Group on Psychopharmacology, WHO, 1964
European Secretary, Symposium on Amines and Schizophrenia, Atlantic City, 1965
Elected to Neuropharmacology Panel, IBRO 1965
Elected to Advisory Editorial Board, Psychopharmacologia, 1965
Consultant, WHO 1967-1968
Resident Scientist, Neurosciences Research Program, MIT, 1968
Visiting Psychiatist, Massachusetts General Hospital (with Dr.
Seymour Kety), 1968
Elected Member of the Athenaeum, London 1968
Chairman. N.R.P. Work Session on Hallucinogenic Drugs, 1969
Elected to the Advisory Editorial Board British Journal of Psychiatry 1969
Co-Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board,
Nelson Research and Development Company, Irvine, CA. 1970-1976
Elected Member of Honor of the Argentine Association of Biological Psychiatry, 1972
Visiting Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alabama Medical Center, 1969-1973
Vice-President, International Society of
President, International Society of
Co-Chairman, Session on Medicinal Chemistry, International Congress of Pharmacology, San Francisco, 1972
Chairman, Symposium on the Molecular Structure of the Sodium Channel, 6th Winter Conference on Brain Research, Vail, 1973
Elected member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 1974
Appointed to the Associate Editorial Board, Journal of Neuroscience Research, 1974
Elected Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 1974
Appointed to Editorial Board, Journal of Receptor Research, 1979
Appointed to Editorial Board, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Research, 1979
Appointed to Editorial Board, Psychological Medicine 1979
Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1991
Visiting Scholar, Department of Neuroscience, U.C.S.D. 1992
Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, U.C.S.D. 1993-1998
Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, University of Washington, 1994-1995
Member, Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of the Human Brain 1998-
Appointed to Editorial Board Neurotoxicity Research 1998
Elected President of the International Society for Neurotoxicity Research, 2002.
Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, University of California San Diego, 1999- (Visiting Scholar 1992-1999).
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Neurology, National Hospital, Queen Square, London. 1989-2006.
Visiting Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University, 2001.
Charles Byron Ireland Professor of Psychiatric Research, Professor of Biochemistry, Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alabama at Birmingham. 1973 -1989: Emeritus, 1989-present.
Reader in Psychiatry, 1968-1973; Senior Lecturer, 1961-1968; University of Edinburgh; Consultant Psychiatrist to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and to the Royal Infirmary, 1961-1973.
Senior Registrar, Professorial Unit, Maudsley Hospital, and Clinical Assistant to Dr. William Gooddy, National Hospital, Queen Square, London 1959-1961.
Scientist, Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology (with Dr. Hudson Hoagland); Psychiatrist, Worcester State Hospital, Worcester, Mass. 1958-1959.
Psychiatrist and Principle Researcher, Galesburg State Research Hospital, Galesburg, Illinois (with Dr. Harold E. Himwich), 1957-1958.
Research Student, Psychological Laboratory, Cambridge University (with Professor O.L. Zangwill; and Clinical Assistant, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge, 1955-1957.
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Department of Physiology, Australian National University (with Professor J.C. Eccles. 1955).
Research Fellow, Laboratory for Neuroscience, University of British Columbia (with Professor William C. Gibson), 1953-1955.
Psychiatrist, Saskatchewan Hospital, Weyburn, Canada (with Dr. Humphry Osmond), 1952-1953.
E.E.G. Registrar, National Hospital, Queen Square, London, 1951-1952.
Psychiatric Registrar, St. George’s Hospital, London. 1950-1951.
House Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital, London. 1949.
Surgical Registrar, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, 1949.
Surgeon-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1946-1948.
House-Surgeon, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Ealing, 1945-1946.
The International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology (President 1970-1974)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
Member of the Society for Biological Psychiatry
Secretary of the Sherrington Society
Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Member of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Member of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease
Member of the Experimental Psychology Society
Member of the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group
Member of the Biophysical Society
Member of the International Opiate Research Club
Member of the Society for Psychical Research
John R. Smythies
May 12, 2016