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 use MOLECULAR IMAGING to track the growth and progression of an OVARIAN CANCER model.
– Lily Wu Lab
We are determining the function of a NOVEL GENE (NTC) associated with HEART FAILURE.
– Grace Xiao Lab
We study the HEART, determining MOLECULAR SIGNALING PATHWAYS within its cells.
– Peipei Ping 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 study the molecular mechanisms underlying the progression of HEART & LUNG DISEASE, and test novel approaches for TREATMENT.
– Mansoureh Eghbali Lab
We study the cellular and molecular basis LEARNING & MEMORY.
– David Glanzman 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 do SUPER-RESOLUTION imaging of cell structures. Here is the cytoskeleton of a fixed cell stained with QUANTUM DOTS.
– Shimon Weiss 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 explore relationships between the IMMUNE SYSTEM & SKELETAL MUSCLE that influence muscle growth, regeneration and disease.
Jim Tidball Lab
Retinol is essential for proper FUNCTION & DEVELOPMENT of human organs. We study molecular mechanisms of RETINOL TRANSPORT into cells.
– Hui Sun Lab
We are deciphering clinical and neurobiological aspects of BRAIN-GUT interactions in HEALTH & DISEASE.
– Emeran Mayer Lab
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
- MCIP Distinguished Speaker Seminar
"ATPase and GTPase Tangos
During Intracellular Protein Targeting"
Shu-ou Shan, Ph.D.
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Time: April 22, 2014 (Tuesday) ; 3:00-4:00pm
Address: CHS 13-105
Contact: Guo Cheng (email@example.com)
- 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 2013-2014 academic year are MCIP
students James Engel, Norianne Ingram, Katie Ingraham and Shekib Jami.
- Debora Stefanova, a first-year MCIP student, was awarded a 2013 Graduate Deans Scholar
- Doug Chapski, a second-year MCIP student in the laboratory of Dr. Tom Vondriska, has
been selected for an NIH predoctoral traineeship on the Vascular Biology Training
- Lok Leung, a fifth-year MCIP student in the laboratory of Dr. Ming Guo, has been awarded
a Philip Whitcome pre-doctoral fellowship from the Molecular Biology Institute.
- MCIP student recipients of Chinese Scholarship Council Fellowships for 2013 – 2014 are:
Shanxi Jiang, Ying Kong and Le Shu.
- Vanitra Richardson, a first-year MCIP student, was selected for a 2013 Cota-Robles
- Helen Vuong, an MCIP student in the laboratory of Dr. Nick Brecha, is a recipient of a
NIH Predoctoral fellowship on the institutional training grant in "Vision Research."
- Sienmi Du, an MCIP student in the laboratory of Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl, has received an NIH
Pre-doctoral Traineeship in "Neuroendocrinology, Sex Differences, and Reproduction."