Edward F. Domino Lecture in Consciousness Studies
“Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll Unconscious States: Female Brains Exhibit Higher Propensity for Wakefulness”
Thursday, May 30, 6:45 a.m.
Med Sci I, Room M5330

The 2024 Edward F. Domino Lecture will be delivered by Max Kelz, MD, PhD, of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The lecture honors Edward F. Domino, PhD, (1924-2021), Professor of Pharmacology, University of Michigan, for his lifetime pioneering research in neuropharmacology, including the early exploration of the clinical effects of phencyclidine, its relevance to schizophrenia, and the characterization of the behavioral and neural effects—as well as the first human application—of the phencyclidine derivative, ketamine. This led to the novel concept of “dissociative anesthesia,” with ketamine now a major research focus of the field of consciousness science, anesthesiology, and psychiatry.