Alan Kopin, MD

Alan Kopin, MD

Professor of Medicine



BA, Biology, Brown University
MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Postdoctoral Training, Tufts University School of Medicine


Campus: Boston
Office: Tupper, 7003
Laboratory: Tupper, 7th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-4834
Lab Phone: 617-636-8407
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology


Research Synopsis

Our research interests are focused in molecular endocrinology with an emphasis on G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) We hope to define structure-function relationships of GPCRs including the identification of ligand binding determinants and the mechanisms of signal transduction. The laboratory has used this expertise to develop molecular tools to expedite GPCR drug discovery. Our research directions combine in vitro approaches with in vivo models (eg, knockout mice, transgenic drosophila) to define the physiologic functions mediated by GPCRs. The cholecystokinin/gastrin, dopamine, serotonin, GABA-B, and opioid receptor families are currently under study.


Lab Members

Dionne Bradford, Research Administrator Send an e-mail
Isabelle Draper, Assistant Professor Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Benjamin Harwood, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research