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Nichols, David E., 1944-



  • Existence: December 23, 1944-

Biographical Information

David E. Nichols was born on December 23, 1944, in Covington, Kentucky. He earned his B.S. in 1969 from the University of Cincinatti, and his Ph.D. in 1973 from the University of Iowa. He was a professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology at Purdue University, founded and is president of the Heffter Research Institute, and is a co-founder of darPharma. Nichols retired from Purdue University and relocated his lab to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. He is currently working on developing medication to aid in treatment of Parkinson's Disease and schozophrenia.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Ralph Metzner collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 56
Scope and Contents The Ralph Metzner collection of articles documents the progression of psychoactive substance research, legality issues, and the religious or spiritual aspects of its use. These articles were not solely written by Ralph Metzner, but they instead represent the type of work that influenced Metzner during his career. These article files do not contain the personal papers of Ralph Metzner. Instead, they provide insight into the diverse sources that Metzner sampled while conducting his research....
Dates: 1958 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

David E. Nichols papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 468
Scope and Contents The David E. Nichols papers document David E. Nichols’s career as a medicinal chemist and pharmacologist at Purdue University from 1974 until 2012, as well as his subsequent professional and public activities. The collection features materials pertaining to Nichols’s groundbreaking research on hallucinogens (psychedelics), serotonin receptors, dopamine agonists, MDMA neurotoxicity, and MDMA analogues. The collection also features documents pertaining to the founding and proceedings of the...
Dates: 1920-2012; Other: Majority of material found in 1990s

Nichols, David. "MDMA Represents a New Type of Pharmacologic Agent And Cannot Be Considered To Be Either An Hallucinogenic Agent Or An Amphetamine-Type Stimulant." (photocopy of typed manuscript), undated

 Item — Box: 9, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 14, Item 8
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.
Dates: undated