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Gerhard   Meisenberg PhD

Professor Biochemistry


Dr. Meisenberg is a native of Germany. He studied biology and chemistry at the University of Bochum. He worked on his doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, and received the Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) from the University of Munich in 1981. In January 1982 he moved on to a postdoctoral position at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL, where he continued research on the behavioral effects of neuropeptides.

In November 1984, he joined Ross University Medical School in Dominica as Assistant Professor. He was Acting Chair of the Biochemistry Department since 1986, and was Chair of the Biochemistry Department from 1992 to 2010. For some years in the late 1980s he was the only full-time biochemist and geneticist at Ross University, and has taught all parts of biochemistry and genetics at one or another time.

In addition to his teaching in biochemistry and related fields, Dr. Meisenberg has engaged in a wide range of scholarly activities while at Ross. His early research was about neuropeptides, but more recently he worked in intelligence research and related fields, including a study about the increase of intelligence in Dominica. He wrote the textbook Principles of Medical Biochemistry. It was first published by Mosby in 1997 and is now in its 4th edition, published by Elsevier.

He also wrote a popular science book about evolutionary psychology, more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and various book reviews and editorials. He is member of the International Society for Intelligence Research, and is on the editorial board of the journal Intelligence. He also is editor of a small anthropology journal.

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