Issued January 13, 1998
Stephen Dewey, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been honored with membership in the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, a professional organization of some 600 leading researchers who have made original contributions in studies of how natural and synthetic compounds affect the brain and human behavior. Dr. Dewey earned a B.S. in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Iowa in 1985. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Neurology Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook before he joined Brookhaven in 1986. Using neuroimaging and biochemical techniques to understand normal brain function, Dr. Dewey's research may ultimately lead to new treatment strategies for schizophrenia, depression and substance abuse. Dr. Dewey resides in Manorville, with his wife and their two children.