MD, 1973, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
PhD, 1975, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
BA, 1969, The Johns Hopkins University
The 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.