Dr. Kopin is a professor of medicine, and the director of the Molecular Pharmacology Research Center at Tufts Medical Center. He has secondary appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, as well as in the Genetics Program at the Sackler School, Tufts University School of Medicine. He received a BA in biology from Brown University and an MD from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is currently board certified in internal medicine. His research training included fellowships in physiology at Harvard Medical School and in molecular endocrinology at Tufts Medical Center. For the past two decades, his research has focused on G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs); more specifically (i) understanding ligand-GPCR structure/function interactions, (ii) exploring how genetic variation in receptors influences function (iii) extending the understanding and utility of membrane-tethered ligands, a novel technology developed in the laboratory, to modulate GPCR function, and (iv) identifying novel compounds which mediate GPCR activity.