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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
Abstract This collection contains articles and publications collected by Ralph Metzner that explore different aspects of the progression of psychoactive substance research, including scientific research, politics, and religion.
Dates: 1958 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

David E. Nichols papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 468
Abstract The David E. Nichols papers contain biographical documents, correspondence, laboratory notes, scholarly manuscripts, grant applications, and other materials pertaining to the career of Purdue Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Professor David E. Nichols.
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Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent.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