Emile Louis Jean Bapti Boulpaep MD

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

Departments & Organizations

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

Office of Student ResearchCellular & Molecular Physiology: Membrane Proteins - Pumps and Transporters; Membrane Proteins - Ion Channels; Membrane Biophysics; Epithelial Transport of Ions and Solutes; Organ Physiology; Physiology of Human Disease; Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track; Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Electrical properties of membrane proteins in plasma membranes and junctions of renal tubule cells more...


  • M.D., University of Louvain, Belgium, 1962

Selected Publications

  • Lu M, Leng Q, Egan ME, Caplan MJ, Boulpaep EL, Giebisch GH, Hebert SC. CFTR is required for PKA-regulated ATP sensitivity of Kir1.1 potassium channels in mouse kidney. J Clin Invest, 116:797-807, 2006.
  • Kahle KT, Macgregor GG, Wilson FH, Van Hoek AN, Brown D, Ardito T, Kashgarian M, Giebisch G, Hebert SC, Boulpaep EL, Lifton RP. Paracellular Cl- permeability is regulated by WNK4 kinase: Insight into normal physiology and hypertension. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 101:14877-82, 2004.



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