site banner Click here for the Department of Physiology and Biophysics Home Page Click here for the UC Irvine Home Page Click here for the School of Medicine Home Page
 
 

Faculty

  
Michael Calahan, chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics


Michael D. Cahalan
Distinguished Professor and Chair

Research interests: Ion channels, calcium signaling, cell interaction dynamics in the immune system.
Cahalan Lab

 

   
Geoffrey Abbott, professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Geoffrey Abbott
Professor

Research interests: Ion channel, KCNE, molecular pharmacology, epithelial biology, cardiac arrhythmia
Abbott Lab

Philip Kiser, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Philip D. Kiser
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Vision science, retinoid biochemistry, structural biology, metalloenzymes

Kevin Beier, assistant professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Kevin T. Beier
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Neuroscience, neural circuits, neural plasticity, molecular neuroscience, behavior, technique development, viral-genetic
Beier Lab

Devon Lawson, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Devon Lawson
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Cancer, stem cells, genomics, intra-tumor heterogenity, metastasis, systems biology
Lawson Lab

Amanda Burkhardt, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Amanda Burkhardt
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Research interests: Immunology, chemokines, vaccines, translational immunology

Medha Pathak, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Medha Pathak
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Piezo1, ion channels, stem cells, neural stem cells, differentiation, development, mechanical forces, matrix, environment
Pathak Lab

Philip Felgner, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Phil Felgner
Adjunct Professor

Research interests: Vaccines, gene therapy, drug delivery, liposomes, biophysics, protein microarray, epidemiology
Vaccine Research & Development Center

Eric Pearlman, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Eric Pearlman
Chancellor's Professor and Director, Institute for Immunology

Research interests: Innate immunity, bacterial infections, fungal infections, neutrophils, cornea, eye
Institute for Immunology

Jay Gargus, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

J. Jay Gargus
Professor and Director, Center for Autism Research and Translation

Research interests: Functional genomics; molecular pathophysiology of ion pumps, channels, and signaling
Center for Autism Research & Translation

Hamid Said, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Hamid M. Said
Distinguished Professor 

Research interests: GI Physiology/Patho-physiology; Membrane transport and intracellular trafficking mechanisms; vitamin transport
SCIRE Bio

steven goldstein picture

Steven Goldstein
Professor and Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs

Research interests: Ion channels, cardiac arrhythmia, sudden death, stroke, neurotoxins, hypoxia, single-molecule spectroscopy

francesco marangoni picture

Francesco Marangoni
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Immunology, intravital multiphoton microscopy, signal transduction, bioinformatics, lentiviral and retroviral vectors, gene therapy

Milton Greenberg, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Milton Greenberg
Assistant Adjunct Professor,
MedEd Course Director

Research interests: Medical physiology instruction

Francesco Tombola, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Francesco Tombola
Associate Professor,
Graduate Faculty Advisor

Research interests: Mechanisms of electrical and mechanical sensing in excitable cells, ion channels and receptor enzymes

Todd Holmes, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Todd C. Holmes
Professor and Vice Chair

Research interests: Ion channels, cellular physiology, neural circuits and behavior; circadian and visual circuits
Holmes Lab

Armando Villalta, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Armando Villalta
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Immune cell and organ system interactions that promote tissue injury and repair

Lan Huang, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Lan Huang
Professor

Research interests: Proteomics/mass spectrometry, protein modifications and interaction, proteasomes
UCI High-End Mass Spectrometry Facility

Huang Lab

Qin Yang, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Qin Yang
Associate Professor

Research interests: Epigenetic regulation of insulin resistance and energy expenditure in obesity and type 2 diabetes

Jin Rongsheng, Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Rongsheng Jin
Professor

Research interests: Structure and function of synaptic proteins, neurotoxins and receptors, protein complexes.

Stephen White

Stephen H. White
Professor Emeritus on recall

Research interests: Structure of membranes and lipid bilayers; peptide-bilayer interactions; protein folding
White Lab ›

Professor Emeritus

  • Kenneth M. Baldwin (recall faculty)
    Research interests: Cellular and molecular regulation of striated muscle: exercise and hormonal alterations

  • Ralph A. Bradshaw
    Research interests: Tyrosine kinase receptor structure/function; N-terminal processing enzymes

  • K. George Chandy
    Research interests: Potassium channels in T-lymphocytes; design of immunosuppresive agents

  • James E. Hall (recall faculty)
    Research interests: Aquaporins in the lens; amyloid oligomers in Alzheimer's disease

  • Harry T. Haigler
    Research interests: Annexin calcium-binding proteins; interaction with phospholipid membranes

  • Frances Jurnak
    Research interests: Macromolecular crystallography, protein structure, elongation factor Tu, pectate lyase

  • Janos K. Lanyi (recall faculty)
    Research interests: Structure and function of bacterial rhodopsins

  • Kenneth J. Longmuir (recall faculty)
    Research interests: Novel drug delivery systems and (non-viral) gene delivery systems

  • Irwin A. Rose
    Research interests: Recycling of enzymes after catalysis

  • Larry Vickery
    Research interests: Molecular chaperones, protein structure and folding, iron-sulfur proteins
  • Albert Zlotnik
    Research interests: Chemokines, cancer metastasis, genearray analysis of human diseases and bioinformatics in immunology 

Joint Faculty Appointments

Adjunct Faculty

  • Gregory R. Adams
    Associate Adjunct Professor (recall faculty)
    Research interests: Skeletal muscle hypertrophy, atrophy, growth factors, cytokines