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Dr. GPCR Podcast

Dr. Randy Hall

About Dr. Randy Hall

Randy Hall, Ph.D., is a Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology in the Emory University School of Medicine. Randy received his Bachelor's degree in 1990 from the University of New Hampshire and attended graduate school at the University of California at Irvine, studying the regulation of ionotropic glutamate receptors under the direction of Gary Lynch. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1994, Randy moved to the Vollum Institute in Portland, Oregon, to do a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Thomas Soderling studying glutamate receptor trafficking and phosphorylation.

In 1996, Randy continued his post-doctoral training at Duke University, where he studied the regulation of adrenergic receptors in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Robert Lefkowitz. Randy then joined the faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine in 1999. Over the past two decades, his lab has published numerous groundbreaking findings shedding light on the signaling and regulation of GPCRs from the adrenergic, purinergic, glutamatergic, GABAergic, and adhesion sub-families. Most recently, his lab has made a number of seminal contributions to understanding the signaling, regulation and in vivo actions of the neuroprotective receptors GPR37 & GPR37L1 as well as the adhesion GPCRs BAI1, BAI2, and GPR56. Randy’s lab has a special interest in studying disease-associated mutations to human GPCRs that perturb receptor signaling and/or trafficking.

Randy has received a number of research prizes, including the PhRMA New Investigator Award, the Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research Award from the W.M. Keck Foundation, and the John J. Abel Award from ASPET. In 2014, he was named a Fellow of the AAAS. In 2021, he co-authored the critically-acclaimed memoir of his mentor Bob Lefkowitz, entitled “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm: The Adrenaline-Fueled Adventures of an Accidental Scientist”.

Join me to learn more about Randy’s work, hear his insights on the GPCR field, and also hear the story of how he came to co-author the memoir of his legendary mentor.

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