We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Symposium for the Center for Aerospace Physiology to be held at Case Western Reserve University on April 29-30, 2019. The Center for Aerospace Physiology is housed within the Department of Physiology & Biophysics, at the School of Medicine. Our team of multidisciplinary scientists collaborate closely with flight surgeons and aerospace physiologists from NASA, the USAF and USN to develop new strategies enabling humans to live and thrive within austere environments on earth, the upper atmosphere, and beyond.Read More >
As part of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics Inaugural Symposium for the Center for Aerospace Physiology, Dr. Jay Dean will present a seminar entitled "Winning the physiological air war of 1939-1945: the history of aero medical research and practices in America during WW2" on Tuesday, April 30 at 12:00 noon in SOM E-501.
Dr. Dean is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa.Read More >
Jie Yang, a Ph.D. candidate mentored by and in the lab of Dr. Sam Xiao, will publicly defend his doctoral dissertation on Tuesday, May 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in SOM E-501.
The title of Jie's dissertation is “Structure, function, and regulation of inflammatory caspases in inflammation and pyroptosis”
A brunch reception for the newly minted Ph.D. will be held in the department's 5th floor bridge area immediately following the defense.Read More >
…on the publication of “Functionalized Phenylbenzamides Inhibit Aquaporin-4 Reducing Cerebral Edema and Improving Outcomein Two Models of CNS Injury” in Neuroscience 404, 484-498 (04-15-2019)Read More >
Sahej Bindra, a senior at the Hathaway Brown School and a student intern in the lab of Dr. Joseph LaManna, was awarded fourth place in the research paper competition at the 56th Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium held at Bowling Green State University, March 13-15, 2019.
The title of Sahej's paper is “Environmental enrichment improved cognitive performance in mice under normoxia and hypoxia.”Read More >
July 15th, 2019 is the official 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 Dr. Nosek (email@example.com, 216-368-3242). Contact us if you need assistance.Read More >
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 23, 2018. A full day of activities was held.
For more information: https://physiology.case.edu/education/department-open-house/
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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 13, 2019. A full day of activities is scheduled.
For more information: https://physiology.case.edu/education/department-open-house/Read More >
Yvonne Gicheru, a Ph.D. candidate mentored by and in the lab of Dr. Sudha Chakrapani, publicly defended her doctoral dissertation on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in SOM E-501.
Yvonne's dissertation is entitled "Structural basis for functional modulation of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels."
A reception was held in Yvonne's honor immediately after the defense in the department's 5th floor bridge area.Read More >
Alicia A. McDonough, Ph.D., F.A.H.A., a Professor of Integrative Anatomical Science at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, gave the 7th Annual Ulrich Hopfer Lecture on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 4:00 in SOM E-501, hosted by Dr. Walter Boron and Dr. Ulrich Hopfer.
The title of Dr. McDonough's lecture was "Maintaining Balance under Pressure: renal adaptations to angiotensin II hypertension in females and males."
Dr. McDonough also met with facutly members during her visit and a reception in her honor was held in the Department 5th floor lobby prior to her lecture.
The Department of Physiology and Biophysics hosts the Hopfer lecture each March to honor Professor Emeritus Ulrich Hopfer, M.D., Ph.D.Read More >
Kate (Yanlin) Fu, a Ph.D. candidate mentored by and in the lab of Dr. Tingwei Mu, publicly defended her doctoral dissertation on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in SOM E-501.
The title of Kate's dissertation is "Proteostasis maintenance of γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptors (GABAARs)"
A festive reception in honor of the newly minted Ph.D. followed the defense in the department's 5th floor bridge area.Read More >
Two of Associate Professor Dr. Michael Decker’s advisees, Raisa Echols and Rebecca Davenport from the MS Medical Physiology (MSMP) program and the Center for Aerospace Physiology, were selected for internships for the summer of 2019. The internships, through the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), American Society for Engineering Education in Washington, D.C. are designed to provide opportunities for students to participate in research at a participating Navy laboratory. NREIP interns are selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendations, and career and research interests.
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Dr. Zhao, a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Dr. Xin Qi, has had the paper “ATAD3A oligomerization causes neurodegeneration by coupling mitochondrial fragmentationwith bioenergetics defects” accepted for publication by Nature Communications.
Zhao YY, Sun XY, Hu D, Prosdoci D, Jain M, Hoppel C, Ramachandran R and Qi X.Read More >
Di Hu, a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Dr. Xin Qi, has had the paper “Alpha-Synuclein suppresses mitochondrial protease ClpP to trigger mitochondrial oxidative damage and neurotoxicity” accepted as first author for publication by Acta Neuropathologica.
Authors: Di Hu, Xiaoyan Sun, Xudong Liao, Xinwen Zhang, Sara Zarabi, Aaron Schimmer, Yuning Hong, Christopher Ford, Yu Luo and Xin Qi.Read More >
Eric Gibbs, Ph.D. has joined the lab of Dr. Sudha Chakrapani as a Postdoctoral Scholar, effective January 23, 2019.
Eric was recently awarded his doctorate by Duke University.Read More >
The Department welcomes Dr. Nami Tajima as a new faculty member, effective January 2, 2019.
Prior to joining the department Dr. Tajima was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Hiro Furukawa at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.
Dr. Tajima was selected as a Mount Sinai Scholar in October 2018.
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The Department hosted its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 15 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Western Reserve Historical Society in University Circle.
Catering was by A Taste of Excellence and a string ensemble provided seasonal music.Read More >
...on the publication of the manuscript, "Structural attributes of mammalian prion infectivity: Insights from studies with synthetic prions" in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Quiye Li (l), is a Ph.D. candidate and Xiangzhu Xiao, Ph.D. (r) is a Research Associate, both in the lab of Wïtold Surewicz, Ph.D., the Robert F. Bennett, M.D. Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.
The paper was selected as a JBC Editor's Pick and was accompanied by the profile of the first author, Qiuye Li.
J Biol Chem 293, 18494-18503 (2018)Read More >
Soumili Chatterjee, a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of and mentored by Dr. Sudha Chakrapani, publicly defended her doctoral dissertation on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in SOM E-501.
The title of Soumili's dissertation is “Understanding the structural basis of slow inactivation in voltage-gated sodium channel."
A brunch reception in Soumili's honor was held in the 5th floor bridge area following the defense.Read More >