Hunter received his B.S. in chemistry & biochemistry from California State University, Chico. As an undergraduate, he investigated the synthesis of degradants of the pesticide chlorantraniliprole to be used as analytical standards under the supervision of Dr. David Ball. He also spent a summer working in Dr. Craig Lindsley's lab at the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery where he synthesized potential therapeutics for dementia. His work in the Olson Lab now focuses on the development of novel combination therapeutics for the treatment of depression.
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