S.J. Enna, Ph.D.
Office: 1019 Smith East
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160
S.J. Enna, Ph.D., professor of physiology and of pharmacology, joined the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1993 as chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics. He has been associate dean for research and graduate education since 2007. As associate dean, Dr. Enna is responsible for cataloging and allocating resources, in particular laboratory space, among the research faculty in the School of Medicine, and assists in the identification and preparation of training grants in support of the graduate program.
His research was focused on defining the molecular, biochemical and pharmacological properties of brain neurotransmitter receptors, in particular those associated with amino acid neurotransmitter substances. He has published over 200 research and review articles and authored or edited over 50 books in pharmacology and the neurosciences. Among the recognition he has received for his research are the John Jacob Abel and Torald Sollmann awards from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutic, the Daniel H. Efron Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Award for Excellence in Pharmacology, and The Paoletti Medal from the European Society of Pharmacology.
He is currently Editor-in-Chief of two journals and a book series in pharmacology, and is Past-President of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR).
He received a bachelor's degree biology from Rockhurst University and a master's and Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.