Bradley E. Alger, Ph.D.

Bradley E. Alger, Ph.D.Bradley E. Alger, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus in the Department of Physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Harvard University in 1977, and taught and did research at Maryland from 1981 to 2013. In the early 1990s, Alger and Thomas Pitler characterized the first signaling process ultimately found to be mediated by endocannabinoids in the brain. Alger has authored over 120 research papers and reviews, focusing in the past two decades on the regulation of synaptic inhibition and endocannabinoids.