Oral Histories

Kornetsky, Conan

Biographical Sketch:

Professor of Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine.
Conan Kornetsky, born February 9, 1926 in Portland, Maine, graduated in 1943 from Portland High School and from the University of Maine, Orono in 1948 and served in the US Army Air Corps in 1944-45. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a minor in physiology from the University of Kentucky in 1952. Throughout his graduate program at the University of Kentucky, he worked under the direction of Harris Isbell and Abraham Wikler at the Research Department of the USPHS Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, the forerunner of the NIDA Addiction Research Center. In 1952-53, under the auspices of NIMH, he participated in studies of juvenile heroin abuse and with Murray Jarvik at Mt. Sinai Hospital (1953-54) on the effects of LSD on behavior. At Boston University he strongly believed that his responsibility was not only to carry out research and give lectures to medical students, but to mentor graduate students. He found that mentoring graduate students was as reinforcing to him as was the reinforcement of the research itself.

Kornetsky, Conan
Topical Index:

Interview History:

Dates: Dec-95
Interviewer: G.Koob



© 2009 UC Regents. All Rights Reserved. Website by Pendari.com