Congratulatons to Juan Pablo on successfully passing his Neurobiology Doctoral Preliminary Exam!
ICRU Faculty, Dr. Geoffrey Pitt, awarded "Chancellor's Discovery Grant"
Congratulations to Dr. Jorg Grandl for being selected as a 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
The Auxiliary Subunit KChIP2 is an Essential Regulator of Homeostatic Excitability
Hong-Gang Wang, Xiao Ping He, Qiang Li, Roger D. Madison, Scott D. Moore, James O. McNamara, and Geoffrey S. Pitt
J. Biol. Chem. published 27 March 2013, 10.1074/jbc.M112.434548
Cytoskeletal regulation of TRPC channels in the cardiorenal system.
Stiber JA, Tang Y, Li T, Rosenberg PB.
Curr Hypertens Rep. 2012 Dec;14(6):492-7. doi: 10.1007/s11906-012-0313-4.
Calcium influx through L-type CaV1.2 Ca2+ channels regulates mandibular development.
Ramachandran KV, Hennessey JA, Barnett AS, Yin X, Stadt HA, Foster E, Shah RA, Yazawa RA, Dolmetsch RE, Kirby ML, Pitt GS
Journal of Clinical Investigation, in press
2012-2013 SEMINAR SERIES SCHEDULE
The Ion Channel Research Unit aims to bring together a multi-disciplinary
group of researchers, without departmental boundaries, who focus
on membrane excitability/bioelectricity to address diseases caused
by defects in ion channel function.
An ever-increasing number of disorders,
such cardiac arrhythmias, epilepsy, ataxias, migraines, diabetes,
and end-stage renal disease, are attributable to ion channel dysfunction.
Because specific ion channels expressed in one tissue are identical
or similar to ion channels expressed in another tissue, these apparently
disparate “channelopathies” often
share certain features. For example, mutations in the retinal Ca2+
channel cause night blindness, and defects in a homologous Ca2+ channel
expressed in multiple tissues result in a multi-system disorder including
cognitive abnormalities, hyperglycemia, cardiac arrhythmias, and
developmental defects. Investigation of one type of ion channel from multiple
perspectives can thus catalyze efforts to understand a range of channelopathies. »» more