Daniel Pak, PhD

Dr. Daniel T. S. Pak graduated from Harvard University with an BA degree in biochemistry in 1991. He received his PhD in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1996. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and MIT Picower Center for Learning and Memory with Dr. Morgan Sheng, studying the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and cognition. Dr. Pak is currently an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at Georgetown University Medical School, where he has continued his research on mechanisms of learning and memory and how these systems can become dysfunctional in memory disorders, including Alzheimer's. His studies focus primarily on the structure and function of glutamatergic synapses, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach spanning from molecules to animals.