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 & Experimental Therapeutics


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
Ci Chen, Research Assistant Send an e-mail
Jamie Doyle, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Isabelle Draper, Assistant Professor Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Kevin Gao, Undergraduate Research Intern Send an e-mail
Benjamin Harwood, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Bina Julian, PhD Student in Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Wendi Ni, MS Student in Pharmacology & Drug Development  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

Apply for 2017 Admission


The priority application deadline for PhD programs is December 1, 2016.