Physiology & Biophysics



Upcoming Thesis Defenses


"Novel Genetic Modifiers in a Monogenic Cardiac Arrhythmia"

Sam Chai
Physiology & Biophysics
Deschenes Lab
Jan. 19, 2018 4 p.m.

School of Medicine E501
Advisor: Isabelle Deschenes, PhD

Inherited cardiac arrhythmias such as Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) result in aberrant electrical propagation at the cellular level which can degenerate to irregular ventricular rhythm and increase the risk for sudden cardiac death. Classically, LQTS was believed to be caused by one mutation in one [read more]



Recent Thesis Defenses


"Single-chain insulin analogs as ultra-stable therapeutics"

Michael Glidden, PhD
Dec. 12, 2017 3:30 p.m.

School of Medicine E501
Advisor: Michael A. Weiss, MD, PhD, MBA


"Insights into the Functional Roles of Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes Using In Vitro Models"

Stephan Nieuwoudt, PhD
Sept. 1, 2017 4 p.m.

School of Medicine E501
Advisor: John P. Kirwan, PhD


"Kruppel-Like Transcription Factors: Master Regulators of Vascular Endothelium"

Panjamaporn Sangwung, PhD
July 6, 2017 3 p.m.

School of Medicine E501
Advisor: Mukesh K. Jain, MD

Endothelial cells (ECs) are central determinants of vascular health. Dysfunction of ECs, characterized in part by reduced nitric oxide (NO) signaling, contributes to various cardiovascular diseases worldwide. Multiple lines of evidence support an essential role for KLF2 and KLF4 in endothelial [read more]


"Mechanisms of dopamine D2-receptor activation across the striatum"

Pamela Marcott, PhD
June 2, 2017 3 p.m.

School of Medicine E501
Advisor: Christopher P. Ford, PhD


Evaluating Non-canonical Roles of KChIP2 in the Heart

Drew Nassal, PhD
March 31, 2017 3 p.m.

School of Medicine E501
Advisor: Isabelle Deschenes, PhD




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