Dr. Daryl Davies meets with Congressman Xavier Becerra

Rep. Xavier Becerra  (California’s 34th Congressional District) recently visited USC (September 3) as an invited speaker for the Keck School’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series.  While visiting USC he met with several Keck and Pharmacy faculty to hear about their ongoing research projects.  Pictured is Dr. Daryl Davies, from the School of Pharmacy, describing to the Congressman his ongoing investigations that are focused on the development of a new pharmacotherapy for the prevention and/or treatment of alcoholism.   The drug that is being investigated, ivermectin, is currently being tested in alcohol dependent subjects in an ongoing clinical trial. Dr. Davies with Rep. Becerra