Frederick J. Sigworth PhD
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering
Departments & OrganizationsYale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Office of Student Research
School of Engineering and Applied ScienceHigh Performance ComputationInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramCellular & Molecular Physiology: Membrane Proteins - Ion Channels; Membrane Biophysics; Membrane Protein Structure; Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Fred Sigworth studied applied physics at Caltech and was a graduate student at Yale, working in the laboratory of Charles F. Stevens. He received the PhD in physiology from Yale in 1979. He was a postdoc in the laboratory of Erwin Neher in Göttingen. He has been a faculty member at Yale since 1984. " How do I see the scientific enterprise? An old book puts it this way: one generation commends God's works to another. It is a great privilege to unravel the workings of ion channels, and to pass on the excitement about these molecular machines to students, colleagues and anyone else who will listen!"