M.W. (Drag) Anders
Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology and Physiology
During his preveterinary and veterinary training, Drag developed a deep interest in chemistry, but also enjoyed the biological side of vet medicine. After completing his D.V.M. degree, he decided not to practice and went immediately to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin. When his thesis advisor, Dr. Gilbert J. Mannering, moved to the University of Minnesota, Drag moved with him and completed his Ph.D. research there. He has held positions in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota and at the New York State College of Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Drag returned to the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota in 1969 and remained there until 1982 when he was recruited to the University of Rochester as chair of the then Department of Pharmacology. He is presently Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Pharmacology and Physiology, of Anesthesiology, and of Environmental Medicine. Drag's research interests are focused on the metabolism and toxicity of halogen- and sulfur-containing chemicals and on the design and synthesis of mitochondrially targeted drugs.