Cecilia Canessa MD

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Medicine (Nephrology)

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 - Ion Channels; Membrane Biophysics; Epithelial Transport of Ions and Solutes; Physiology of Human Disease; Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track; Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular PhysiologyInternal Medicine: Nephrology

Research Interests

Renal Function; Epithelial Sodium Channels more...


  • M.D., Cayetano Heredia University Lima, Peru, 1982

Selected Publications

  • Arteaga MF, Alvarez de la Rosa D, Alvarez JA, Canessa CM. Multiple translational isoforms give functional specificity to serum- and glucocorticoid-induced kinase 1. Mol Biol Cell, 18:2072-80, 2007.
  • Arteaga MF, Wang L, Ravid T, Hochstrasser M, Canessa CM. A short amphipathic helix targets Sgk1 to the ER-associated ubiquitin-conjugation machinery. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 103:11178-83, 2006.
  • Zhang P, Sigworth FJ, Canessa CM. Gating of acid-sensitive ion channel-1: Release of Ca2+ block vs. allosteric mechanism. J Gen Physiol, 127:109-17, 2006.



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