Solomon Snyder, Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, delivered the 2017 Lasker APSA Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Physician Scientists Association on April 21. Snyder shared highlights of his career in deciphering neurotransmitters in the brain. He emphasized the key role that MD/PhD students play in his laboratory. Snyder is a recipient of the 1978 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for identifying the relation of opiate receptors to naturally-ocurring enkephalins.