Faculty

The faculty of the Cellular and Molecular Physiology Department is committed to scientific and educational excellence. It is composed of scientists representing a wide variety of interests, including cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry. Under the leadership of Chair Michael Caplan, M.D., Ph.D., faculty members work in an interactive environment that encourages communication and supports collaborations between research groups.

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Slav Bagriantsev, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Anseriformes; Biochemistry; Biophysics; Ducks; Electrophysiology; Ion Channels; Mechanoreceptors; Neurosciences; Pacinian Corpuscles; Potassium Channels; Sensory Receptor Cells; Thermoreceptors; Transient Receptor Potential Channels; Trigeminal Ganglion; Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels

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Cecilia Canessa, MD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Central Nervous System; Electrophysiology; Epithelial Sodium Channels; Kidney; Nephrology; Physiology

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Michael Caplan, PhD, MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and Professor of Cell Biology

Chair, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Cell Biology; Epithelial Cells; Ion Pumps; Kidney; Physiology; Polycystic Kidney Diseases

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Nancy Carrasco, MD

C.N.H. Long Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Amino Acid Substitution; Anions; Biological Assay; Breast Neoplasms; Hypothyroidism; Kinetics; Medical Oncology; Neoplasm Metastasis; Organelle Biogenesis; Thyroid Neoplasms

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Jean-Ju Chung, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Fertility; Ion Channels; Membrane Microdomains; Reproduction; Signal Transduction; Sperm Capacitation; Sperm Motility

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Lawrence B. Cohen, PhD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Principal Scientist, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Research Interests

Neurosciences

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Biff Forbush, PhD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Membrane Proteins; Muscle Cells; Physiology; Sodium-Potassium-Chloride Symporters

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Elena Gracheva, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Neuroscience

Research Interests

Physiology, Comparative

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Erdem Karatekin, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Exocytosis; Liposomes; Membrane Fusion; Microfluidics; Microscopy, Fluorescence; Molecular Biology; Physiology; Secretory Vesicles

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Michael Nitabach, PhD, JD

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Professor of Genetics

Research Interests

Behavior, Animal; Decision Making; Genetics; Ion Channels; Neuropeptides; Neurophysiology; Neurotoxins; Physiology

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Nii Addy, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Behavioral Sciences; Electrochemistry; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Signal Transduction; Substance-Related Disorders

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Nadia Ameen, MBBS

Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Research Interests

Intestinal Diseases

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Peter S. Aronson, MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Acid-Base Imbalance; Cell Membrane Permeability; Hyperoxaluria; Nephrolithiasis; Urinary Tract Physiological Phenomena; Water-Electrolyte Imbalance

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Angelique Bordey, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Co Vice Chair of Research, Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Central Nervous System Diseases; Diseases; Nervous System Diseases; Nervous System Malformations; Neurologic Manifestations; Neurosurgery; Physiology; Stem Cells

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Thomas Brown

Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Amygdala; Behavioral Research; Hippocampus; Learning; Memory; Neurobiology; Physiology

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Stuart Campbell

Associate Professor Term

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Lloyd G. Cantley, MD

C. N. H. Long Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Vice Chair, Research

Co-director of Education, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Research Interests

Epithelial Cells; Kidney; Macrophages; Morphogenesis; Nephrology; Physiology

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Jonathan Demb, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Adaptation, Physiological; Neurophysiology; Retinal Bipolar Cells; Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells; Retinal Ganglion Cells; Synapses

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Marie Egan, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory) and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics

Research Interests

Adaptive Immunity; Airway Management; Bacterial Infections; Clinical Trial; Cystic Fibrosis; Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator; Epithelial Cells; Genetic Code; Immunity, Innate; Inflammation; Lung; Macrophages; Macrophages, Alveolar; Microbiology; Pediatrics; Physiology; Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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Barbara Ehrlich, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Calcium; Hermeneutics; Pharmacology; Physiology; Polycystic Kidney Diseases

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Yunsook Choi

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Bruce Davis, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Nikolay Gresko, MD, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Joerg Nikolaus, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Valeria Padovano, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Jelena Platisa-Popovic, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Silvia Ravera, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Marcela Reyna, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Alberto Rivetta, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Preeti Sareen, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Douglas Storace, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Megumi Tomita, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Ganesh Vasan Chandra, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Youshan Yang, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Dejan Zecevic, PhD

Senior Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Action Potentials; Axons; Dendrites; Nervous System; Neurobiology; Neurons; Physiology; Excitatory Postsynaptic Potentials; Dendritic Spines; Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potentials

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Sheng Zhong, PhD

Associate Research Scientist of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Emile Boulpaep, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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

Research Interests

Kidney; Physiology

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Gerhard Giebisch, MD

Professor Emeritus of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Joseph Hoffman, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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Clifford Slayman, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Fungi; Histatins; Physiology; Potassium Channels; Proton Pumps

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Maria Apostolidi

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Jason Braco

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Viktor Feketa

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Ni Feng, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Courtney Frederick

Postdoctoral Fellow of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Erika Hoyos-Ramirez

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Jae Yeon Hwang, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Madhuvanthi Kannan, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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Ane Landajuela

Postdoctoral Associate of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Marco Mastrotto, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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Jalil Charles

Office Assistant

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Joseph DePonte

Director of Finance and Administration

Director of FInance & Administration

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Lisa Dubois

Grant Coordinator

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Lisa Epifano

Department HR Support Specialist

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Renata Musial

Manager 2

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Leisa Strohmaier

Administrative Associate Physiology

Faculty Affairs Coordinator, Graduate Student Registrar & Assistant to the Chair

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Duncan Wong

Systems Programmer Physiology

Computing Support