Dr. Pert is presently the Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of RAPID Laboratories, a private research laboratory in Rockville, Maryland focused on HIV treatments and vaccines and more recently peptide treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease and neuropathic pain (www.rapidpharma.com). Previously, Dr. Pert was a Research Professor in the Physiology & Biophysics Department of Georgetown University School of Medicine for ten years and Chief of the Section on Brain Biochemistry at the NIMH, where she was on the staff from 1975-1988. An expert on peptides and receptors, Dr. Pert has published over 300 scientific papers and two books. The first, Molecules of Emotion, has been on neuroscience best seller lists for over ten years and has been translated into 2 dozen languages, Dr. Pert mingles her theories of mind-body communication with advice on achieving personal bliss in this and her second book Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d as well as her musical CD’s Healing the Hurting, Shining the Light (2010) and Psychosomatic Wellness. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, an empowering women’s college near Philadelphia, Candace has three fabulous adult children, a first grandchild on the way and a very cool husband, immunologist, Michael Ruff,PhD. She has been heavily influenced and mightily aided in her work by Deepak Chopra.