Daryl L. Davies, PhD, associate dean for undergraduate education and professor in the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy, has been named for the Timothy M. Chan Endowed Professorship in complementary therapeutics, a five-year appointment effective July 1, 2022.

A faculty member at the University of Southern California since 1999, Davies leads a research team that is working to develop novel therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and alcoholism. Considered a pioneer by his peers in the field of purinergic receptors and their role in central nervous system regulation of alcohol-induced changes in intake and signaling, he also is a lead faculty member in the USC Institute for Addiction Science.

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