Faculty

The faculty of the Cellular and Molecular Physiology Department is committed to scientific and educational excellence. It is composed of scientists representing a wide variety of interests, including cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry. Under the leadership of Chair Michael Caplan, M.D., Ph.D., faculty members work in an interactive environment that encourages communication and supports collaborations between research groups.

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Slav Bagriantsev, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Anseriformes; Biochemistry; Biophysics; Ducks; Electrophysiology; Ion Channels; Mechanoreceptors; Neurosciences; Pacinian Corpuscles; Potassium Channels; Sensory Receptor Cells; Thermoreceptors; Transient Receptor Potential Channels; Trigeminal Ganglion; Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels

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Cecilia Canessa, MD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Central Nervous System; Electrophysiology; Epithelial Sodium Channels; Kidney; Nephrology; Physiology

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Michael J Caplan, PhD, MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and Professor of Cell Biology

Chair, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Cell Biology; Epithelial Cells; Ion Pumps; Kidney; Physiology; Polycystic Kidney Diseases

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Nancy Carrasco, MD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Jean-Ju Chung, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Fertility; Ion Channels; Membrane Microdomains; Reproduction; Signal Transduction; Sperm Capacitation; Sperm Motility

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Lawrence B. Cohen, PhD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Principal Scientist, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Research Interests

Neurosciences

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Guillaume De Lartigue, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Assistant Fellow, The John B. Pierce Laboratory

Research Interests

Craving; Digestive System Diseases; Food Deprivation; Glucose Metabolism Disorders; Hunger; Lipid Metabolism Disorders; Overnutrition; Sensory Receptor Cells

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Biff Forbush, PhD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Membrane Proteins; Muscle Cells; Physiology; Sodium-Potassium-Chloride Symporters

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Elena Gracheva, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Physiology, Comparative

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Erdem Karatekin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Exocytosis; Liposomes; Membrane Fusion; Microfluidics; Microscopy, Fluorescence; Molecular Biology; Physiology; Secretory Vesicles

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Michael N Nitabach, PhD, JD

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Professor of Genetics

Research Interests

Behavior, Animal; Decision Making; Genetics; Ion Channels; Neuropeptides; Neurophysiology; Neurotoxins; Physiology

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Vincent Allen Pieribone, PhD, BA

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience

Fellow, John B. Pierce Laboratory

Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering; Biotechnology; Cnidaria; Drug Therapy; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Neuropharmacology; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Optics and Photonics

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Jesse John Rinehart, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biotechnology; Hypertension; Molecular Biology; Phosphoproteins; Proteomics

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Frederick J. Sigworth, PhD

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering; Electrophysiology; Ion Channels; Microscopy, Electron; Patch-Clamp Techniques; Physiology; Potassium Channels; Potassium Channels, Voltage-Gated; Sodium Channels; Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels; Xenopus

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Satinder Kaur Singh, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Antidepressive Agents; Antipsychotic Agents; Biogenic Monoamines; Depression; Dopamine; Epilepsy; gamma-Aminobutyric Acid; Glycine; Lipid Bilayers; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Neuropsychiatry; Neurotransmitter Transport Proteins; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Protein Structure, Tertiary; Schizophrenia; Serotonin; Synaptic Vesicles; X-Ray Diffraction

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Clifford L. Slayman, PhD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Fungi; Histatins; Physiology; Potassium Channels; Proton Pumps

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Carson Thoreen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Metabolism; Physiology; Translations

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Susumu Tomita, PhD

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Neuroscience

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Brain; Electrophysiology; Molecular Biology; Physiology; Synaptic Transmission

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Tong Wang, MD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Electrolytes; Kidney Tubules; Physiology

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David Zenisek, PhD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Research Interests

Cell Biology; Endocytosis; Exocytosis; Ophthalmology; Physiology; Presynaptic Terminals; Retinal Bipolar Cells

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Nii Antie Addy, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Behavioral Sciences; Electrochemistry; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Signal Transduction; Substance-Related Disorders

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Nadia Annitia Ameen, MBBS

Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Research Interests

Intestinal Diseases

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Peter S. Aronson, MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Acid-Base Imbalance; Cell Membrane Permeability; Cell Physiological Processes; Hyperoxaluria; Nephrolithiasis; Urinary Tract Physiological Phenomena; Water-Electrolyte Imbalance

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Angelique Bordey, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Co Vice Chair of Research, Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Central Nervous System Diseases; Diseases; Nervous System Diseases; Nervous System Malformations; Neurologic Manifestations; Neurosurgery; Physiology; Stem Cells

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Thomas H Brown

Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Amygdala; Behavioral Research; Hippocampus; Learning; Memory; Neurobiology; Physiology

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Stuart G Campbell

Associate Professor Term

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Lloyd G. Cantley, MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Vice Chair, Research

Co-director of Education, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Research Interests

Epithelial Cells; Kidney; Macrophages; Morphogenesis; Nephrology; Physiology

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Ivan Eid Tavares De Araujo, DPhil

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Jonathan B. Demb, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Adaptation, Physiological; Neurophysiology; Retinal Bipolar Cells; Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells; Retinal Ganglion Cells; Synapses

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Marie E Egan, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory) and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center

Research Interests

Adaptive Immunity; Airway Management; Bacterial Infections; Clinical Trial; Cystic Fibrosis; Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator; Epithelial Cells; Genetic Code; Immunity, Innate; Inflammation; Lung; Macrophages; Macrophages, Alveolar; Microbiology; Pediatrics; Physiology; Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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Yunsook Choi

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Bruce A Davis, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Nikolay Gresko, MD, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Xin Jin, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Joerg Nikolaus, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Valeria Padovano, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Joongkyu Park, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Jelena Platisa-Popovic, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Silvia Ravera, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Marcela Andrea Reyna, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Alberto Rivetta, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Preeti Sareen, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Douglas Storace, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Megumi M Tomita, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Ganesh Vasan Chandra, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Ju-Yun Weng

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Youshan Yang, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Dejan P Zecevic, PhD

Senior Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Action Potentials; Axons; Dendrites; Nervous System; Neurobiology; Neurons; Physiology; Excitatory Postsynaptic Potentials; Dendritic Spines; Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potentials

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Sheng Zhong, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Emile Louis Jean Baptiste Boulpaep, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Director Medical Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Kidney; Physiology

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Gerhard Hans Giebisch, MD

Professor Emeritus of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Joseph F. Hoffman, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Suraj Adhikary, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Maria Apostolidi

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Jason Thomas Braco

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Viktor Feketa

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Ni Y Feng, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Courtney Elaine Frederick

Postdoctoral Fellow of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Perrine Friedel

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Erika Hoyos-Ramirez

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Jae Yeon Hwang

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Madhuvanthi Kannan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Jalil Devon Charles

Office Assistant

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Joseph D. DePonte

Director of FInance & Administration

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Lisa Dubois

Grant Coordinator, Senior Administative Assistant

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Lisa Epifano

Department HR Support Specialist, Sr. Administrative Assistant

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Renata Musial

Manager

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Leisa D. Strohmaier

Faculty Affairs Coordinator, Graduate Student Registrar & Assistant to the Chair

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Duncan Wong

Computing Support