Pascal Bonaventure



Pascal Bonaventure

Pascal Bonaventure

Scientific Director and Fellow


Why I'm a JPAL

I am located on the La Jolla site, home of the first JLABS.


Neuropharmacologist with 15 years plus experience in drug discovery and early development. As a project leader for several programs, I am responsible for driving and directing operational and strategic scientific activities. Technical capabilities include in vitro biochemical assays, in vivo target engagement assays using brain imaging technologies, neurochemistry, in vivo electrophysiology and behavioral assays conducted by a team of 10 scientists under my direct supervision. My research expertise lies in the identification and characterization of small molecule drug candidates interacting with G-protein coupled receptors.


"Curiosity is more important than knowledge."


Fun fact:

I am an avid mountain-biker. I ride every morning and compete in national events.