Nerbonne, Jeanne M.

CIMED Co-Director
Alumni Endowed Professor of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology and Internal Medicine

Description of Research:

Research in this laboratory explores the molecular, cellular and systemic mechanisms involved in the dynamic regulation of neuronal and cardiac membrane excitability. Investigators in this laboratory exploit a combination of biochemical, electrophysiological, immunohistochemical and molecular genetic techniques in studies focused on characterizing the voltage-gated ion channels expressed in different cell types, identifying the molecular correlates of these channels and delineating the molecular mechanisms controlling the expression, distribution and functioning of these channels.