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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 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 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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Post-Bacc Application Deadline
July 15, 2020

July 15th, 2020 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 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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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
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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Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Damato
April 1, 2020

Elizabeth G. (Lisa) Damato, Ph.D., R.N., A.P.R.N., an associate professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, has received a secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, effective April 1, 2020.

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Congratulations to Dr. Qiuye Li
March 31, 2020 3 p.m.

Qiuye Li, a Ph.D. candidate mentored by and in the lab of Dr. Wïtold Surewicz, remotely publicly defended his doctoral dissertation on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in SOM E-501.

The title of Qiuye's defense is "Structural studies of pathogenic protein aggregates".

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Congratulations to Dr. Michael Babinchak
March 20, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Michael Babinchak, a Medical Scientist Training Program Ph.D. candidate mentored by and in the lab of Dr. Wïtold Surewicz, remotely publicly defended his doctoral dissertation on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in SOM E-501.

The title of Michael's dissertation is "Pathological aggregation and liquid-liquid phase separation of TDP-43 in neurodegenerative disease."

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Congratulations to Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran
March 16, 2020

Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran, an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will have published Dynamin Superfamily GTPases: Methods and Protocols, of which he is the editor, on July 5, 2020.

The book is one of the series "Methods in Molecular Biology" (Book 2159)

Humana; 1st ed. 2020 edition

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

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8th Annual Ulrich Hopfer Lecture
March 2, 2020 4 p.m.

 

Robert M. Carey, M.D., M.A.C.P., Dean Emeritus and Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, gave the 8th Annual Ulrich Hopfer Lecture on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 4:00 in SOM E-501, hosted by our Chair, Dr. Walter Boron, and Dr. Ulrich Hopfer.

The title of Dr. Carey's lecture was "Defective renal AT2 receptor signaling in hypertension."

Dr. Carey also met with facutly members and Ph.D. students during his visit, and a reception in his honor was held in the Department 5th floor lobby prior to his lecture.

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics hosts the Hopfer lecture each March to honor Professor Emeritus Ulrich Hopfer, M.D., Ph.D.

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