PhD, 1991, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
BS, 1988, California Institute of Technology
Member, National Academy of Science
The Pavletich lab is interested in the structural biology of pathways that are altered in cancer, with particular emphasis on pathways that control the growth and proliferation of the cell. In cancer, mutations and other alterations in these pathways lead to the uncoupling of cell growth from growth-regulatory signals and contribute to the unrestricted proliferation of the tumor cell.