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Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Houston, Texas

A BCM research lab.
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
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Biochemistry and Biophysics

Areas of Research

Structural Biology

  • Research image 1Allosteric mechanisms of ligand-gated ion channels
  • Structure and function of the t-tubule L-type Ca2+ channel and the sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ release channel
  • Molecular and biophysical mechanisms of ion channel gating

Cellular Biophysics

  • Research image 2Understanding molecular force sensors
  • Actin cytoskeletal dynamics and cell motility
  • Inducible Protein Allele Technology

Developmental Biophysics

  • Biophysics of Cardiac and Vessel Formation


  • Research image 3Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Photon Microscopy
  • Ultrasound



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