Wayne Darrell Bowen, PhD

Title: Upjohn Professor of Pharmacology; Department Chair

Company: Brown University

Location: Cumberland, RI United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Honoree, 700 Most Cited Scientists, Institute for Scientific Information (2006–Present)
  • Grantee, Predoctoral Training Program in Transdisciplinary Pharmacological Sciences, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (2010-2015)
  • Grantee, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH (1985-1999, 2008-2011)
  • Grantee, RI-STAC (2010-2011)
  • Recipient, Salomon Award, Office of Vice President for Research, Brown University (2007)
  • Recipient, Jack and Linda Gill Lectureship, The Gill Foundation of Texas, Indiana University (2007)
  • Intramural Research Program Grantee, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH (1991-2004)
  • Recipient, Award of Recognition for Research in Receptor Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Morgan State University (2002)
  • Recipient, Special Recognition Award, NIH (2000)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Recognition, Speakers Bureau, NIH (2000)
  • Grantee, National Cancer Institute, NIH (1997-2000)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Montgomery County Public Schools, NIH (1996-1997)
  • Recipient, Award of Appreciation, Morgan State University (1996)
  • Honoree, Sterling’s Who’s Who (1996)
  • Honoree, Distinguished Panel Member, Black Scientists and the Biomedical Research Enterprise, NIH (1996)
  • Recipient, Recognition Award, Daniel Hale Williams Medical Society and Office of Minority Medical Affairs, Division of Biology and Medicine, Brown University (1991)
  • Grantee, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH (1988-1991)
  • Grantee, Division of Research Resources, NIH (1987-1990)
  • Honoree, Men of Achievement (1989)
  • Grantee, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (1987-1989)
  • Biomedical Research Support Grantee, Brown University (1983-1988)
  • Grantee, Rhode Island Foundation (1984-1986)
  • Honoree, Outstanding Young Men of America (1986)
  • Postdoctoral Staff Fellow, Section on Brain Biochemistry, Clinical Neuroscience Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH (1982-1983)
  • Postdoctoral Staff Fellow, Section of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Biological Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH (1980-1982)
  • Nabrit Fellow, Ford Foundation (1976-1979)
  • Recipient, Award, National Research Service (1975)
  • Honoree, Dean’s List, Morgan State College (1970-1974)
  • Chemistry Honors Scholar, Morgan State College (1974)
  • Graduate Scholar, Smith, Kline and French (1974)
  • Recipient, Analytical Chemistry Award, Morgan State College (1973)
  • Scholar, Morgan State College (1971-1973)
  • Recipient, Most Outstanding Sophomore Chemistry Major Award, Morgan State College (1972)
  • Scholar, Chemistry Department, Morgan State College (1971)
  • Nominee, Jane C. Wright Lectureship Award for Minorities in Cancer Research, American Association for Cancer Research
  • Honoree, Most Highly Cited Researchers at Brown University, Thomas Reuters-Research Analytics
  • Grantee, Predoctoral Training in Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Grantee, Predoctoral Training in Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Recipient, R29 FIRST Award, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
  • Recipient, R29 FIRST Award, National Cancer Institute, NIH
  • Joint Research Collaborative Agreement Grantee, Monsanto-Searle Pharmaceuticals
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2011)


  • Ad Eundem Honorary Degree, Brown University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Cornell University
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Morgan State University, Summa Cum Laude

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