Christopher R. McCurdy, Ph.D., FAAPS, is a broadly trained medicinal chemist, behavioral pharmacologist and pharmacist whose research focuses on the design, synthesis and development of drugs to treat pain and drug abuse.
For over 20 years, much of his research has focused on opioid, Neuropeptide FF and sigma receptor ligand/probe design, synthesis, pharmacological evaluation and development. He has been successful in discovering unique and selective tools for sigma receptors, NPFF receptors and opioid receptors. He is an internationally recognized expert on Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), that is under investigation for opioid withdrawal syndrome.
Our community continues to express and affirm how best kratom can help many not only improve their physical pain but enhance their overall mood and enjoyment of life. Bio-active alkaloids naturally occurring in kratom may lessen restlessness and anxious feelings and, thereby, may help manage stress and focus naturally.