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Biophysics and Molecular Biology of Ion Channels

Aldrich, Richard

Karl Folkers Chair II in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Professor and Chairman of Neurobiology

Understanding the mechanisms of ion channel function and the role of ion channels in electrical signaling and physiology

Atkinson, Nigel

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

How ion channel gene expression is regulated in Drosophila to produce cells with differing electrical properties

Bajaj, Chandrajit

Professor of Computer Science

Computational modeling, simulation, analysis, and visualization of natural and synthetic phenomena

Golding, Nace

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Biophysics of information processing in dendrites

Harris, Adron

M. June and J. Vergil Waggoner Chair in Molecular Biology, Professor of Neurobiology and Pharmacology, and Director, Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research

The molecular actions of alcohol and related drugs on brain signaling systems and the molecular basis of genetic differences in alcohol susceptibility

Johnston, Daniel

Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Professor of Neurobiology, Director of the Center for Learning & Memory and of the Institute for Neuroscience

Understanding the properties and mechanisms of long-term synaptic potentiation (LTP) and depression (LTD), as they relate to aspects of learning and memory.

Mihic, John

Associate Professor of Neurobiology and M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Fellow

Molecular sites of action of drugs of abuse on ligand gated ion channels

Morikawa, Hitoshi

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Neurophysiology of the brain reward circuit and drug addiction

Morrisett, Richard

Professor of Pharmacology and Neurobiology

The role of amino-acid derived neurotransmitter systems and synaptic transmission during the induction and expression of alcohol-related disorders

Pierce-Shimomura, Jon

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Genetic mechanisms of behavior and neuronal function in C. elegans

Poenie, Martin

Associate Professor of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology

How microtubules interact with the synapse and in particular how microtubule motor proteins become anchored there.

Wilcox, Richard

Professor of Molecular Cell and Development

The mechanisms of transmembrane signaling and how cells respond to external stimuli

Zakon, Harold

Professor of Neurobiology

Function, regulation and molecular evolution of voltage-dependent ion channels in electric fish