Alva O. Way Professor of Medical Science, Senior Associate Dean for the Program in Biology


I received my Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Harvard and then moved from Gene Kennedy's lab in Biological Chemistry to the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School as a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow working with Paul Patterson. Subsequently, after ten years on the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine, I relocated to Brown University in 1990 initially as Chair of the Section of Molecular Pharmacology in the Division of Biology and Medicine. As a past Established Investigator of the American Heart Association and Upjohn Professor of Pharmacology, my research interests include the understanding of the structure and function of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and of the neurotoxins that target these important receptors.

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