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Dr Michael Bowen is National Health and Medical Research Council Doherty Biomedical Fellow and Senior Lecturer based at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. Dr Bowen’s expertise is in applying cutting edge cellular and preclinical research techniques to central nervous system drug discovery and development. Some of his recent career highlights include winning the 2016 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher, the inaugural NSW Premier’s Prize for Early Career Researcher of the Year in 2015, the 2016 International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Early Career Award, and being inducted into the World Economic Forum’s Young Scientists Community of 50 of the top scientists under the age of 40 from around the world. Dr Bowen is one of the lead inventors of novel therapeutic drugs being developed for the treatment of substance use disorders.