In the News

Sonal Srikanth and Yousang Gwack In Nature Immunology faculty members Sonal Srikanth and Yousang Gwack report a new role for a Ca2+ sensor molecule (STIM1) to keep the immune system in check by retaining STING (stimulator of interferon genes) in the ER.
STIM1 moonlights as an anchor for STING Nature Immunology 20, 152–162 (2019)

Baljit Khakh
Dr. Baljit Khakh has been named an Allen Institute Distinguished investigator.
Dr. Khakh and his laboratory team will study the suite of genes each astrocyte turns on or off, cell by cell, in an attempt to dispel the myth that all astrocytes are created equal. They will ask how astrocytes influence nearby neuron activity using novel methods created in the Khakh lab.

Tamir Gonen

‘A new day for chemistry’: Molecular CT scan could dramatically speed drug discovery

Dr. Tamir Gonen, an electron crystallography expert at UCLA, teamed up with colleagues, along with Brian Stoltz at Caltech, to see whether the Gonen lab’s electron microscopy imaging methods would work with smaller organic molecules. The California team reported it worked nearly every time, delivering a resolution on par with x-ray crystallography. Scientists say the new technique could revolutionize fields both inside and outside of research.

Science doi:10.1126/science.aav7886

Featured Faculty

Lindsay De Biase, Ph.D. and Laura DeNardo, Ph.D.

Please join us in welcoming Assistant Professors Lindsay De Biase, Ph.D., and Laura DeNardo, Ph.D., to the Physiology team!


2018 Department of Physiology Highlights

You can read the Department's 2018 accomplishments in the PDF:
2018 Department of Physiology Highlights

Open Positions

DeNardo Lab Open Positions Postdoctoral Scholar Position
De Biase Lab Open Positions

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00PM
Faculty Chalk Talk:

“Skeletal muscle NaK-pump. Regulation by Ko and Nai“
- Marino DiFranco, Ph.D.

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:00AM in 53-105 CHS
Trainee Seminar & Coffee Hour:

“Changes in Chromatin Topology During Heart Failure”
Manuel Rosa Garrido, Ph.D.
(Vondriska Lab)

In Memoriam

Dr. Bernice Wenzel