Pavel’s work involves the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, primarily in the field of biology. He also assists clients in conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses.
Pavel’s doctoral research focused on the role of serotonin receptors in regulating the development and activity of cortical neurons. To this end, he employed electrophysiology, pharmacology, anatomical tracing, transgenic mice, and computational modeling.
As a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University, Pavel studied the neurobiological basis of motor skill acquisition in songbirds by investigating the function of acetylcholine and dopamine systems during vocal learning and performance.
Pavel has authored and co-authored original research articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Neuron, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, and Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.
Select Awards & Honors:
- NIH Ruth L. Kirschtein Postdoctoral Fellowship
- CWRU Department of Neurosciences Training Grant
- Fine Science Tools Travel Award