We train tomorrow's scientist in the latest biophysical methods to understand how ion channels
control physiological processes and how their dysfunction results in disease.
We are located lake-side in the metropolitan setting of downtown Chicago,
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, in the
Department of Pharmacology
Our group develops novel biophysical methodologies to study ion channels.
We specialize in determining changes is their structural conformation and their chemical interactions with drugs.
We are interested in channels of several organ systems, including the brain and kidney.
--Some questions we are investigating---
Which ion channels operate in organelles and how can we design cutting-edge probes to determine their function in the cell?
How do ion channel molecules move and how can we exploit these understandings to control disease?