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Congratulations to Eva Gilker
Nov. 18, 2020

Eva Gilker, a first year Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Walter Boron, was the winner of the Morning Group One poster award at the 43rd Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium on November 9, 2020. The symposium is sponsored by the CWRU Graduate Student Council.

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Congratulations to Members of the Surewicz Lab
Nov. 5, 2020

Michael Babinchak, Ph.D.*, Benjamin Dumm and Solomiia Boyko, in the lab of Dr. Wïtold Surewicz had the paper,

“Small molecules as potent biphasic modulators of protein liquid-liquid phase separation”

 accepted for publication in Nature Communications 11, 5554 (2020)

W. Michael Babinchak, Benjamin K. Dumm, Sarah Venus, Solomiia Boyko, Andrea A. Putnam, Eckhard Jankowsky & Wïtold K. Surewicz

https:/ /doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19211-z

 

*Dr. Babinchak was a doctoral candidate in the Surewicz lab who graduated in March 2020.

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2020 Recknagel Symsposium
Dec. 14, 2020 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics will hold its annual Recknagel Symposium on Monday, December 14, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Current department doctoral students will present their research.

The department established the annual Recknagel Symposium in memory of Professor Richard Recknagel, who was Chair of the Department of Physiology from 1976 until 1986 and an admired thinker and investigator who took a keen interest in mentoring young students and faculty.

The event will be held remotely, via Zoom.

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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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Post-Bacc Application Deadline
Nov. 12, 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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Recent News


Congratulations to Dr. Yuan Cai
Oct. 30, 2020 noon

Yuan Cai is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics doctoral program mentored by and in the lab of Dr. Christopher Ford, formerly an associate professor in the Department and now a professor at the University of Colorado - Denver and an adjunct here, publicly defended his doctoral dissertation via Zoom at 12:00 noon EDT/10:00 a.m. MDT on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Yuan's dissertation is titled "Striatal acetylcholine-dopamine interactions in physiology and pathophysiology".

Yuan transferred from Dr. Ford's lab at Case to his new lab at UC-Denver when Dr. Ford moved to Denver in September 2017.

He is heading to a postdoc position at MIT.

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Congratulations to the Lab of Professor Corey Smith
Oct. 23, 2020

The lab of Corey Smith, Ph.D. has had two papers accepted for publication:

“Fast in vivo detection of myocardial norepinephrine levels in the beating porcine heart”

American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology

Shyue-An Chan, Marmar Vaseghi, Nicholas Kluge, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Jeffrey Ardell, Corey Smith

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“Rapid measurement of cardiac neuropeptide dynamics by capacitive immunoprobe in the porcine heart”

Nicholas Kluge, Michael Dacey, Joseph Hadaya, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Shyue-An Chan, Jeffrey L. Ardell, Corey Smith

American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology

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Congratulations to Sandip Basak, Arvind Kumar, and Eric Gibbs
Oct. 16, 2020

Sandip Basak, Ph.D., Arvind Kumar, Ph.D., and Eric Gibbs, Ph.D., postdocs in the lab of Dr. Sudha Chakrapani, have had the paper

"High-resolution structures of multiple 5-HT3AR-setron complexes reveal a novel mechanism of competitive inhibition"

accepted for publication in eLife.

Sandip Basak, Arvind Kumar, Steven Ramsey, Eric Gibbs, Abhijeet Kapoor, Marta Filizola, and Sudha Chakrapani

 

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Congratulations to Members of the Lab of Dr. Xin Qi
Oct. 12, 2020

Postdoctoral scholars Rihua Wang, Ph.D. and Di Hu, Ph.D. and Senior Research Assistant Xiaoyan Sun, members of the lab of Professor Xin Qi, Ph.D. are authors of the paper, "Oligodendroglial glycolytic stress triggers inflammasome activation and neuropathology in Alzheimer’s disease", which has been accepted for publication in Science Advances. Xinwen Zhang, Ph.D., a former visiting scholar in the Qi lab, was also an author.

Authors: Xinwen Zhang, Rihua Wang, Di Hu, Xiaoyan Sun, Hisashi Fujioka, Kathleen Lundberg, Ernest R. Chan, Quanqiu Wang, Rong Xu, Margaret E. Flanagan, Andrew A. Pieper and Xin Qi

 

 

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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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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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