Areas of Research

  • Pharmacogenomics (molecular basis of individual variation in response to drugs)
  • Cause and effects of DNA instability in human disease
  • Supercomputer-based approaches to rational drug design
  • Spectroscopic studies of protein folding and host-ligand interactions
  • Interaction of drugs and hormones with the genome, biology, and toxicology of the cholinergic synapse
  • Cell signaling in G-protein and tyrosine kinase receptor systems
  • Mechanisms of novel cancer chemotherapeutics
  • Molecular biology of alcohol metabolism
  • Cellular and molecular biology of cardioprotection