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
- Bioactive Small Molecules
- Total synthesis
- Rational drug design
- High-throughput screening assays
- Chemical probe development
- Macromolecular Structure and Function
- Chemical Cell Biology
- Computational Chemistry
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.
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.
Read more about Prof. Pasternak’s research on the Sloan Kettering website