Floyd E. Bloom, M.D.
Floyd E. Bloom was until March 2005, Chairman of the Department
of Neuropharmacology at the Scripps Research Institute. He is currently
professor emeritus in the Molecular and Integrative Neuroscience
Department at TSRI, and the founding CEO and board chairman of Neurome,
Inc. He previously was Director of Behavioral Neurobiology at the
Salk Institute and Chief of the Laboratory of Neuropharmacology
He has received numerous awards, including the Pasarow Award in
Neuropsychiatry and the Hermann van Helmholtz Award, the Sarnat
Award for Mental Health Research, as well as a number of honorary
degrees from major universities. He was the editor-in-chief of Science
magazine from 1995 to 2000.
Dr. Bloom was born in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1936. He attended
Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he received
an AB degree cum laude and then an MD degree, cum laude from Washington
University in St. Louis, Mo.
He is a member of the National Academy of Science (1977), The Institute
of Medicine (1982), The American Philosophical Society (1989) and
the Royal Swedish Academy of Science (1989).
Dr. Bloom has authored or co-authored a total of 32 books and monographs,
415 original research articles, 256 solicited articles and reviews,
59 editorials, and more than 300 abstracts.
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