Retinol is essential for proper FUNCTION & DEVELOPMENT of human organs. We study molecular mechanisms of RETINOL TRANSPORT into cells.

– Hui Sun Lab

We are determining the molecular structure of MEMBRANE TRANSPORT PROTEINS that are critical for the basic functioning of a cell.

– Jeff Abramson Lab

We are determining the function of a NOVEL GENE (NTC) associated with HEART FAILURE.

– Grace Xiao Lab

We do SUPER-RESOLUTION imaging of cell structures. Here is the cytoskeleton of a fixed cell stained with QUANTUM DOTS.

– Shimon Weiss Lab

We study the molecular mechanisms underlying the progression of HEART & LUNG DISEASE, and test novel approaches for TREATMENT.

– Mansoureh Eghbali Lab

We study the structure and mechanisms of assembly of SPECIALIZED JUNCTIONS between NERVE CELLS.

– Guido Zampighi Lab

We use multi-scale COMPUTATIONAL & MATHEMATICAL modeling to study biological functions and diseases affecting METABOLISM, SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION, & CARDIAC ARRHYTMIAS.

– Zhilin Qu Lab

We are deciphering clinical and neurobiological aspects of BRAIN-GUT interactions in HEALTH & DISEASE.

– Emeran Mayer Lab

We've DEVELOPED THE TECHNOLOGY to screen hundreds of cell samples for STRUCTURAL CHANGES that can be used to identify TREATMENTS for diseases such as MALARIA & CANCER.

– Amy Rowat Lab

We are unraveling ESSENTIAL PROCESSES found in all cells: the mechanisms of ION PERMEATION & CHANNEL GATING.

– Riccardo Olcese Lab

Calcium is crucial for IMMUNE CELL ACTIVATION. We are learning the molecular mechanisms which allow calcium to enter cells.

– Yousang Gwack Lab

We study the cellular and molecular basis LEARNING & MEMORY.

– David Glanzman Lab

We explore relationships between the IMMUNE SYSTEM & SKELETAL MUSCLE that influence muscle growth, regeneration and disease.

– Jim Tidball Lab

We use MOLECULAR IMAGING to track the growth and progression of an OVARIAN CANCER model.

– Lily Wu Lab

We study the HEART, determining MOLECULAR SIGNALING PATHWAYS within its cells.

– Peipei Ping Lab

Student Seminars

All seminars are held at noon in the Terasaki Life Sciences Building, Room 1100.

  1. August 12, 2014
    Jun Deng (H. Sun lab)
    "Identification of Tropic Factors That Protect the Light Sensors in Vision"
  2. September 9, 2014
    Jonathan Hoffman (J. Weiss lab)
    "Arrhythmias, Sudden Death, and Hemodynamics in the Mouse Hybrid Diversity Panel"
  3. October 14, 2014
    Liz Fraley (White lab)
    "Nexus between Genetics and Vocal Communication Using a Cross-species Approach"
  4. November 4 2014
    Lingxuan Chen (Mody lab)
    "Buoyancy as a Confounding Factor in the Mouse Forced Swimming (Porsolt) Test"
  5. December 9, 2014
    Marlin Touma (Wang lab)
    "Novel Chamber-Specific Signals in Neonatal Heart Maturation and Disease"
  6. January 13, 2015
    Danny El-Nachef (Maclellan lab)
    "Histone Methylation Regulation of Cardiac Growth"
  7. February 10, 2015
    Griselda Metta Yvone (Phelps lab)
    "Disabled-1 Expression Identifies Multiple Mispositioned Dorsal Horn Neurons Involved in Nociceptive Circuit"
  8. March 10, 2015
    Laura Kammel (Voskuhl lab)
    "Menopause and the Brain: Mechanisms of Cognitive Impairment Following Estrogen Deficiency"
  9. April 14, 2015
    Guo Cheng (H. Sun lab)
    "The Cell-Surface Receptors of a Factor with Broad Therapeutic Value Define a New Type of Transmembrane Receptors "
  10. May 12, 2015
    Ala Morshedian (Fain lab)
    "Electrophysiological Characterization of Photoreceptors in Agnathans"
  11. June 9, 2015
    Mehmet Keles (Frye)
    "Neural Correlates of Small Object Tracking in Drosophila melanogaster"
  12. July 14, 2015
    Deborah Stefanova (Ganz/Nemeth labs)
    "The Role of Iron Metabolism and Hepcidin in Infection"
  13. August 11, 2015
    NMDAR-independent Long-term Potentiation at CA1 Synapses in Mouse Hippocampus.
    Shekib Jami
  14. September 8, 2015
    James Engel (Arhehali lab)
    "Reprogramming of fibroblasts to cardiac lineage using modified RNA"

About MCIP

The Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology (MCIP) program is an interdepartmental Ph.D. program that brings together a large group of renowned faculty to educate the next generation of scientists to explore complex biological functions. Our program is currently placed at the top of the National Research Council’s list of Ph.D. programs in Physiology. We provide our students with access to cutting-edge technology and guidance to prepare them for their own independent careers in biomedical and life science research.

News & Announcements

  • Special Invited Seminar
    Dr. Richard White, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill-Cornell Medical College
    "Characterizing Melanoma Plasticity Using Zebrafish Models"
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    12:00- 1:00 pm
    1100 Terasaki Life Science Building
  • The MCIP Program was placed at the top of the list of Physiology Ph.D. programs in the United States by the National Research Council (NRC).
  • The recipients of NIH Predoctoral fellowships on the institutional training grant in "Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology" for the 2014-2015 academic year are MCIP students Norianne Ingram, Shuin Park, Pradeep Rajendran and Amanda Lin.
  • The MCIP student recipient of a Chinese Scholarship Council Fellowships for 2014 - 2015 is Iris Wang.
  • Adam Gomez, a first-year MCIP student, was selected for a 2014 Cota-Robles Fellowship.
  • Ivan Flores, a first year MCIP student, has been awarded a Bridges to the Doctorate Scholarship and a 2014 Cota-Robles Fellowship.