Clifford L. Slayman PhD

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Student ResearchCellular & Molecular Physiology: Membrane Proteins - Pumps and Transporters; Membrane Proteins - Ion Channels; Membrane Biophysics; Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track; Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Charge-dependent Transport; Proton Pumps; Potassium channels; Ribosomally Synthesized AntiMicrobial Peptides (RAMPs) more...


  • Ph.D., Rockefeller University, 1963

Selected Publications

  • Rivetta, A., Allen, K.E., Slayman, C.W., & Slayman, C.L., 2013. Coordination of K+ transporters in Neurospora: TRK1 is scarce and constitutive, while HAK1 is abundant and highly regulated. Eukar. Cell 12:684-696.
  • Rivetta, A., Kuroda, T., & Slayman, C., 2011. Anion currents in yeast K+ transporters (TRK) characterize a structural homologue of ligand-gated ion channels. Pflügers Arch.— Europ.J.Physiol. 462:315-330.
  • Miranda, M., Bashi, E., Vylkova, S., Edgerton, M., Slayman, C., & Rivetta, A., 2009. Conservation and dispersion of sequence and function in fungal TRK potassium transporters: Focus on Candida albicans. FEMS Yeast Res. 9: 278-292. PMID: 19175416



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