Our Research

Rapid biological signaling processes, such as visual recognition and pain sensation, achieve the speed by transmitting electrical pulses through neuronal pathways. The molecular machines that mediate the electrical signals are ion channels. Abnormalities of ion channel function can cause diseases like epilepsies and cardiac arrhythmias, and modulation of ion channel activity can provide treatments for pathological pain and diseases such as diabetes. We study the mechanisms of ion channel function and seek to identify and understand pharmacological modulators that may lead to improved therapies.


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