Jeffery N. Talbot, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeff Talbot received a bachelor of science in biochemistry from the University of Nevada. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, utilizing yeast genetics to identify and characterize novel regulators of G protein-coupled receptors in the central nervous system. Talbot continued his studies as a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) research fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he investigated the effects of transgene-mediated mutations on neurotransmitter function in mouse genetic models.
In the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University, Talbot teaches fourth- and fifth-year pharmacy students on topics including neuronal communication, drug action in the central nervous system and genetic influence on drug responses. He also directs pre-clinical research utilizing genetically modified mice to explore novel treatments for drug abuse and depression. Talbot provides pharmacogenetic training to current pharmacists and reviews manuscripts for publication in the field of pharmacogenetics.
“Personalized medicine is the future of health care, and pharmacogenetics is how it will be realized.”
“There is a tremendous need for pharmacogenetic information to be integrated throughout our existing medical educational curriculum. We have moved well past the point of teaching pharmacogenetics as a pharmacological novelty that applies to a unique drug or two.”
“Pharmacogenetics is relevant each time a patient takes a drug.”