Floyd E. Bloom

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Floyd E. Bloom
Born1936 (age 82–83)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materWoodrow Wilson High School (Dallas)
Southern Methodist University
Washington University in St. Louis
Scientific career
InstitutionsThe Scripps Research Institute
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Floyd E. Bloom (born 1936 in Minneapolis, Minnesota[1]) is an American medical researcher specializing in chemical neuroanatomy.[2]

He received an A.B., cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 1956 and an M.D., cum laude from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in 1960.[2] The next two years he spent as an intern and resident at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital.[3]

He is chairman emeritus of the Department of Neuropharmacology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, former editor-in-chief of Science (1995–2000), director of Behavioral Neurobiology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and chief of the Laboratory of Neuropharmacology of the National Institute of Mental Health.[4] In 1989, he was inducted into the Woodrow Wilson High School Hall of Fame.[5]


  1. ^ "Floyd E. Bloom, M.D.: Council Member". The President's Council on Bioethics. Archived from the original on July 11, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  2. ^ a b "Faculty: Floyd Bloom". The Scripps Research Institute. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  3. ^ Dreifus, Claudia (2003-05-06). "A conversation with: Floyd Bloom; A Zealous Quest for Chemicals to Heal Ailing Brains". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  4. ^ "Board of Advisors: Floyd E. Bloom, M.D." Center for Ethics in Science & Technology. Archived from the original on 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  5. ^ http://www.woodrowwildcats.org/files/8113/9575/8848/Hall_of_Fame_list_with_DOD.pdf