Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology has a long tradition as one of the world’s foremost centers for research and training in physiology.  

Faculty conduct research in areas ranging from the molecular mechanisms of protein actions - involved in cell signaling, cell polarity, and ion transport - to the mechanisms by which information is transmitted and integrated between cells and organs, during processes such as learning and development.

These projects utilize diverse experimental approaches, including the gene cloning, expression and mutagenesis, confocal and electron microscopy, patch-clamping, and single-cell optical recordings with voltage and pH sensitive dyes.