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Congratulations to the Lab of Dr. Michael Decker
Sept. 17, 2020

Members of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics Center for Aerospace Physiology lab, led by Associate Professor Michael J. Decker, Ph.D., have had published the paper,

“Neurovascular and cortical responses to hyperoxia: enhanced cognition and electroencephalographic activity despite reduced perfusion”

Journal of Physiology 598.18 (2020) pp 3941–3956

Elizabeth G. Damato, Tod A. Flak, Ryan S. Mayes, Kingman P. Strohl,  Aemilee M. Ziganti, Alireza Abdollahifar, Chris A. Flask, Joseph C. LaManna, Michael J. Decker

 

 

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2021 Medical Physiology Program Retreat
Jan. 8, 2021

The Medical Physiology program will hold its annual retreat at the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom on Friday, January 8, 2021. Medical Physiology students attended sessions and seminars on preparing applications for professional school.

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Recent News


Congratulations to Dr. Sudha Chakrapani
Aug. 26, 2020

Sudha Chakarpani, Ph.D. has been appointed the Director of the Cleveland Center for Membrane and Structural Biology (CCMSB).

Dr. Chakrapani is the Joseph T. Wearn, M.D. University Professor in Medicine, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and the Director of the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Core at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Congratulations to Dr. Walter Boron
Aug. 26, 2020

Walter Boron, M.D., Ph.D., the David N. and Inez Myers/Antonio Scarpa Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, was honored for his recent appointment as a Distinguished University Professor at the Fall University Convocation on Wednesday, August 26.

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Congratulations to Dr. Joseph LaManna
Aug. 5, 2020

Joseph C. LaManna, Ph.D., the Silber Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Physiological Society.

The rank of Fellow is reserved to honor distinguished leaders who have demonstrated excellence in science, have made significant contributions to the physiological sciences, and who have served the Society.

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Post-Bacc Application Deadline
Aug. 1, 2020

August 1, 2021 is the deadline for submitting applications for the MS in Medical Physiology Program (Post-Bacc Program).  The admissions committee will review your application once it is complete and all application materials are received.  If you have any questions, please contact the program at msmpadmissions@case.edu. Contact us if you need assistance.

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Welcome to Dr. Patrick Osei-Owusu
July 1, 2020

Patrick Osei-Owusu, Ph.D., F.A.H.A. has joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, effective July 1, 2020.

Dr. Osei-Owusu comes to us from the Drexel University College of Medicine, where he was an associate professor.

Best wishes to our newest faculty member!

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Congratulations to the Boron and Vahedi-Faridi labs
June 30, 2020

Members of the labs of Dr. Walter Boron and Dr. Ardeschir Vahedi-Faridi, in collaboration with the research group of Dr. Emad Tajkhorshid at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, had the paper Aquaporin-7: A Dynamic Aquaglyceroporin With Greater Water and Glycerol Permeability Than Its Bacterial Homolog GlpF published in Frontiers in Physiology | Membrane Physiology and Membrane Biophysics on June 30, 2020.

Front Physiol 11:728, 2020.

Fraser J. Moss, Paween Mahinthichaichan, David T. Lodowski, Thomas Kowatz, Emad Tajkhorshid, Andreas Engel, Walter F. Boron and Ardeschir Vahedi-Faridi.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2020.00728/full

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Congratulations to Arvind Kumar and Sandip Basak
June 25, 2020

Congratulations to Arvind Kumar, Ph.D. and Sandip Basak, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow and a postdoctoral scholar, respectively, in the lab of Dr. Sudha Chakrapani, on the acceptance of their paper "Mechanisms of activation and desensitization of full-length glycine receptor in lipid nanodiscs".

Nature Communications

Arvind Kumar, Sandip Basak, Shanlin Rao, Yvonne Gicheru, Megan L. Mayer, Mark S.P Sansom, and Sudha Chakrapani

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Congratulations to 3 new full professors
June 22, 2020

These associate professors have been promoted to full professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, effective July 1, 2020:

  • Sudha Chakrapani, Ph.D
  • Xin Qi, Ph.D.
  • Julian Stelzer, Ph.D.

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Open House for Post-Bacc Medical Physiology Program
June 20, 2020 noon - 3 p.m.

The Department hosted an Open House for all students, parents, and undergraduate advisors interested in learning more about the M.S. in Medical Physiology Post-Bacc program on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The event was held via Zoom.

For more information:  https://physiology.case.edu/education/department-open-house/

 

 

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Congratulations to Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran on book publication
June 12, 2020

Dynamin Superfamily GTPases: Methods and Protocols, edited by Rajesh Ramachandran, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, was published on June 12, 2020.

The book is one of the series "Methods in Molecular Biology“ (Book 2159). Dr. Ramachandran has been invited to do a second volume, as well.

Humana; 1st ed. 2020 edition

ISBN-10: 1071606751
ISBN-13: 978-1071606759

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Congratulations to Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran
June 1, 2020

Rajesh Ramamchandran, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has been awarded an R21 grant by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke for a period of two years, effective June 1, 2020, for the research "Conformational Dynamics of the Dynamin PH domain in Synaptic Vesicle Endocytosis".

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Congratulations to Joshua Holmes, B.S.
May 18, 2020

Josh Holmes, an undergraduate research assistant in the lab of Dr. Julian Stelzer, was selected as the outstanding 2020 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Josh was a Physics major with a concentration in biophysics and a 4.0 GPA.

He will continue as a research assistant in Dr. Stelzer’s lab and to work on projects in the Department of Physics in the coming year while applying to medical school.

Image/content: https://thedaily.case.edu/meet-eight-of-cwrus-outstanding-2020-graduates/ (05-15-20)

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Medical Physiology Graduation Reception
May 16, 2020 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The Medical Physiology Graduation Reception was held on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 3:00 PM via Zoom.

Congratulations to all our Graduates!

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Congratulations to Dr. Xin Qi
April 23, 2020

Xin Qi, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke for the research "Proteostasis dysregulation and alpha-synuclein", effective May 1, 2020.

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Open House for Post-Bacc Medical Physiology Program
April 18, 2020 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Department will host an Open House for all students, parents, and undergraduate advisors interested in learning more about the M.S. in Medical Physiology Post-Bacc program on Saturday, April 18, 2020.  A full day of activities is scheduled.

For more information:  https://physiology.case.edu/education/department-open-house/

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Jointly Sponsored Frontiers in Biological Sciences Lecture Postponed
April 15, 2020 4 p.m.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Department of Neurosciences will jointly host Dr. Roger Nicoll, a professor of Cellular Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine, as the guest lecturer at a School of Medicine Frontiers in Biological Sciences Lecture on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in SOM E-501.

The title of Dr. Nicoll's lecture is "In search of the molecules of memory."

A reception for Dr. Nicoll will be held prior to the lecture.

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Congratulations to Dr. Tingwei Mu
April 15, 2020

Tingwei Mu, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of Physiology and Biophysics, has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for the research "Assembly Chaperone Complex for Membrane Proteins in the Endoplasmic Reticulum", effective May 1, 2020.

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