Joe Gal, PhD

Professor of Medicine/Pharmacology


Current focus is on the historical aspects of science and medicine. Specific areas include the history of drug chirality; the life and work of Louis Pasteur; the development of pharmacological sciences during the 19th century; and the history of the language of chirality.

Representative Publications:

Dilmaghanian, S, Gerber, J.G, Filler, S.G, Sanchez, A., and Gal, J., Enantioselectivity of Inhibition of Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP 3A4) by Ketoconazole: Testosterone and Methadone as Substrates. Chirality, 16:79-85, 2004.

Gal, J.: Problems of stereochemical nomenclature and terminology. 1. The homochiral controversy. It's nature and origins, and a proposed solution. Enantiomer, 3:263-273, 1998.

Gal, J.: Chiral drugs from a historical point of view. In "Chirality in Drug Research", E. Francotte and W. Lindner, Editors, Wiley-VCH, 2006, pp. 1-26.

Gal, J.: Carl Friedrich Naumann and the introduction of enantio terminology: a review and analysis on the 150th anniversary. Chirality, in press, 2006. 

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