The objectives of this study were to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (PK) of BMS-986001 as a single oral dose in healthy male subjects. Sixty-four healthy male subjects were randomized to receive a single dose of BMS-986001 or placebo in this single-blind, placebo-controlled, sequential ascending-dose study. There were eight treatment groups (10, 30, 100, 300, 600, and 900 mg fed; and 100 and 300 mg fasted) of eight subjects each (BMS-986001 n = 6/placebo n = 2). BMS-986001 was well tolerated, with no serious adverse events (AEs), deaths, or discontinuations due to AEs reported. AEs were experienced by 14.6% of subjects receiving BMS-986001; however, these did not appear to be dose related and were not considered to be related to study drug. BMS-986001 was rapidly absorbed and exhibited a linear dose–exposure relationship across the dose range studied. PK appeared similar whether administered with or without food. Administration of BMS-986001 as a single dose was generally safe and well tolerated. A linear dose–exposure relationship was seen across all doses studied, with no apparent food effect. Further clinical development is warranted.