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
TPCB is sad to announce the passing of Prof. Gavril W. Pasternak on Feb 22, 2019. Gav was an exceptional scientist, colleague, and friend who will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

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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