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Physiology Graduate Students

Hua Bai   Hua Bai
B.S., Biological Science, Peking University
Research topic: The regulation of NFkB activity by leptin and insulin in hypothalamus
Advisor: Dongsheng Cai
Phone: (608) 263-9087
Michelle Capes Michelle Capes
B.S., M.S., Biology, Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX
Research topic: Investigating modulation of ryanodine receptors (RyR) by cell-penetrating scorpion toxins with the dual goal of generating a simplified model of heart failure and laying groundwork for targeted delivery of drugs to RyR.
Advisor: Hector Valdivia
Phone: (608) 265-5961
Che-Wei Chang Che-Wei Chang

Research topic: TBA
Advisor: Meyer Jackson
Phone: (608) 262-9112
Peter Chen Peter Chen
B.S., Biochemistry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Research topic: Proteomic analyses of human heart failure
Advisor: Richard Moss
Phone: (608) 262-0694
Jason Foell   Jason Foell
B.S., Microbiology; Genetics/Cell Biology, University of Minnesota
Research topic: Molecular mechanisms localizing cardiac L-type calcium channels to caveolae
Advisor: Tim Kamp
Phone: (608) 263-2250
Michael Hoffman Michael Hoffman
B.S., Biology, UW-Madison
Research topic: I am interested in the signaling mechanisms that underlie a form of respiratory neuroplasticity called long term facilitation (LTF).  My thesis project focuses on the cellular/synaptic mechanisms of Gs-coupled metabotropic receptor modulation of LTF.
Advisor: Gordon Mitchell
Phone: (608) 263-5013
Molly Johannessen Molly Johannessen
B.S., Chemistry-Biology, Lawrence University
Research topic: Sigma Receptors:  Sigma receptor mediated modulation of cardiac ion channels and the search for the endogenous ligand .
Advisor: Meyer Jackson
Phone: (608) 262-9112
B. Kim Byounghoon Kim
B.S., Psychology, Korea University, Seoul, Korea; M.S., Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Research topic: I am working on trying to collect direct evidence to prove the population coding in monkey's Superior Colliculus with multi-channel recording, and, with any luck, predict monkey's decision by establishing neural models based on my observations.
Advisor: Michele Basso
Phone: (608) 265-3396
Sam Kwon Sung Eun (Sam) Kwon
B.S., Biomedical Science, The University of Auckland, New Zealand;
B.S., Neuroscience, Australian National University, Canberra
Research topic: I am interested in imaging synaptic vesicle trafficking and using it as a tool to understand synaptic transmission and plasticity.
Advisor: Ed Chapman
Phone: (608) 263-4166
Eric Lin Eric Lin
B.S., Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research topic: Mechanisms of ion channels in cardiac arrhythmias
Advisor: Craig January
Phone: (608) 263-2250
Randall Loiza Randall Loaiza
Licentiate in Pharmacy; Graduate studies in Cell Physiology, Universidad de Costa Rica
Research topic: pending.
Advisor: Hector Valdivia
Phone: (608) 265-5961
Matt Locher Matt Locher
B.S., Physics, UW-LaCrosse
Research topic: Functional role of myosin heavy chain isoforms in heart
Advisor: Richard Moss
Phone: (608) 262-0694
Eric Schmuck Eric Schmuck
B.S., Biology/Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
Research topic: Adult stem cells, how they change with age and the effects of caloric restrictions on them and their potential as therapeutic reagents in ischemic/diseased hearts.
Advisor: Kurt Saupe
Phone: (608) 262-8193
Laura Stenton Laura Stenton
B.S., French, UW-Madison
Research topic: The role of inhibition in the hippocampus, particularly the role of inhibition in the innervation of the dentate gyrus by the perforant path
Advisor: Matt Jones
Phone: (608) 262-1166
Dongsheng Wang Dongsheng Wang
B.S., Biological Sciences, Peking University
Research topic: 1. How the SNARE protein-syntaxin 1A regulate the fusion pore and post synaptic current, 2. Use hybrid voltage sensor (hVOS) approach to image electrical activity of neurons.
Advisor: Meyer Jackson
Phone: (608) 262-9112
Brandon Wright Brandon Wright

Research topic: TBA
Advisor: Meyer Jackson
Phone: (608) 262-9112
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Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1510
Phone: (608) 262-2938
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Last Updated: Jan. 5, 2010