Weill Cornell Medical College The Rockefeller University Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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TPCB Faculty

Gavril Pasternak, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


MD, 1973, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

PhD, 1975, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

BA, 1969, The Johns Hopkins University

Research Topics

  • Bioactive Small Molecules
    • Total synthesis
    • Rational drug design
    • High-throughput screening assays
    • Chemical probe development
  • Macromolecular Structure and Function
  • Chemical Cell Biology
    • Proteomics
  • Biotechnology
    • Radiochemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
    • Docking

Therapeutic Areas

  • Neuroscience

photoThe Pasternak lab has a wide range of interests, with a primary focus on the molecular mechanisms of opioid action. Opioids have a rich pharmacology, which is easily studied in a wide variety of behavioral paradigms. The recent cloning of 4 genes encoding opioid receptors has led us to focus our attention upon correlating these various cloned receptors with pharmacological actions.

Read more about Prof. Pasternak’s research on the Sloan-Kettering website

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