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Department Committees

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics maintains multiple standing committees to cover specific functions in support of education, research and infrastructure within the department. These committees are listed here with roster and contact information provided.

PhD - Graduate Education Committee

The PhD training program is administered through the PhD Graduate Education Committee. This committee is constituted of current departmental course directors as well as the director of the departmental PhD training program. Additional membership is provided by on at-large faculty representative and a non-voting student representative. This committee serves to provide a continual evaluation of policies and procedures that govern the PhD training program. The committee also serves to Chair each student’s Graduate Advisory Committee and conducts an annual evaluation of student progress. Current committee membership and contact information is provided below.

Corey Smith, PhD
Chair

Corey Smith, PhD

Professor
Smith Lab
Regulation of the sympatho-adrenal stress response.
Robbins E510
216-368-3487 (office) 216-368-5586 (fax)

Andrea Romani, MD, PhD

Andrea Romani, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Romani Lab
Regulation of magnesium homeostasis and transport in mammalian cells
Robbins E528
216-368-1625 (office) 216-368-5586 (fax)

George R. Dubyak, PhD

George R. Dubyak, PhD

Professor
Dubyak Lab
Signal transduction by extracellular nucleotides and inflammasomes in innate immunity and inflammation
Robbins E520
216-368-5523 (office) 216-368-5586 (fax)

Matthias Buck

Matthias Buck

Professor
Buck Lab Website: http://dynamic-protein-complexes.org/
Protein-Protein Interactions in Cell Signaling of small GTPases, Plexin and Eph receptors
Robbins E607
216-368-8651 (office) 216-368-3952 (fax)

Jeffrey L. Garvin, PhD

Jeffrey L. Garvin, PhD

Professor
Garvin Lab
Regulation of nephron transport, salt-sensitive hypertension and cross-talk between tubules and vessels
Robbins E526
216-368-3353 (office) 216-368-5586 (fax)

William P. Schilling, PhD

William P. Schilling, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair
Structure, function, and regulation of mammalian TRPC channels, mechanisms of Ca2+ dyshomeostasis during oxidative stress
Rammelkamp Center for Research Room R322
216-778-8965 (office) 216-778-8282 (fax)

Sudha Chakrapani, PhD

Sudha Chakrapani, PhD

Associate Professor
Chakrapani Lab
Understanding the role of structure and dynamics in the functioning of ion channels
Robbins E621
216-368-3875 (office) 216-368-5586 (fax)

Witold K. Surewicz, PhD

Witold K. Surewicz, PhD

Robert F Bennett MD Professor
Surewicz Lab
Molecular basis of prion diseases and other neurodegenerative disorders associated with protein misfolding
Robbins E605
216-368-0139 (office) 216-368-3952 (fax)