Faculty Research Overview

MCP research is fundamental discovery biology, with an emphasis on quantatative and structural approaches to uncover the mechanisms of normal function as well as dysfunction that lead to human disease.

Key Research Areas Include:

  • Adult stem cell and organ adaptation
  • Cell polarity and cell-cell adhesion
  • Cellular organelles, including the primary cilium
  • Channel regulation
  • GPCR signal transduction
  • Interactions between ligands and membrane receptors
  • Plasticity and modulation of systems
  • Sensory transduction
  • Synaptic transduction
  • Vesicle fusion

Commonly Used Techniques and Approaches:

  • Biochemistry and combinatorial biology approaches
  • Electrophysiology
  • Electron and advanced light microscopy
  • NMR, EPR and DEER spectroscopy
  • Mathematical modeling
  • X-ray crystallography 

Associated Diseases of Interest:

  • Alzheimers
  • Autism
  • Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BSS)
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Renal failure
  • Parkinson's
  • Obesity

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