Overview

The Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology (IBP) is interested in the cell biology, physiology and pharmacology of cell regulation and communication. Our major research themes include the molecular mechanisms and spatiotemporal dynamics of membrane signaling, intracellular and metabolic signaling, the biology and physiology of cell-cell interactions, and the use of computational, structural and systems approaches to decipher signaling networks.

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Upcoming Events & Seminars

December 17, 2018 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "Integrative approach to study dynamic phenotypic and molecular responses of cancer cells" Laura Heiser, Ph.D. Associate Professor Oregon Health & Science University Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu January 7, 2019 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "TBA" Yulia Grishchuk, Ph.D. Instructor Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu January 14, 2019 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "TBA" Rama Khokha, Ph.D. Professor University of Toronto Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu January 28, 2019 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "TBA" Shihuan Kuang, Ph.D. Professor Purdue University Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu February 4, 2019 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "TBA" Joshua Shulman, M.D., Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu

Recent Faculty Publications

  • Baldwin TA, Dessauer CW. (2018).  Function of Adenylyl Cyclase in Heart: the AKAP Connection. J Cardiovasc Dev Disease 16;5(1),2; doi:10.3390/jcdd5010002.
  • Cornell CE, Skinkle AD, He S, Levental I, Levental KR, Keller SL. (2018). Tuning Length Scales of Small Domains in Cell-Derived Membranes and Synthe,c Model Membranes. Biophys J, Jul 11. pii: S0006-3495(18)30767-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2018.06.027. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Dhande IS, Cranford SM, Zhu Y, Kneedler SC, Hicks MJ, Wenderfer SE, Braun MC, Doris PA. (2018). Susceptibility to Hypertensive Renal Disease in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat Is Influenced by 2 Loci Affecting Blood Pressure and Immunoglobulin Repertoire. Hypertension. Apr; 71(4):700-708. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.117.10593. Epub Feb 5.
  • Dickinson BL, Deming N, Huggett KN, Coplit L, Sheakley M, Quesnelle K, Rosenfeld GC, and Wragg S. (2018). : “IAMSE Member Perspectives on the Recognition, Reward, and Promotion of Medical Science Educators: An IAMSE Sponsored Survey”. Medical Science Educator, 28:335-343.
  • Ernst R, Ballweg S, Levental I. (2018). Cellular mechanisms of physicochemical membrane homeostasis. Curr Opin Cell Biol, May 19;53:44-51. doi: 10.1016/j.ceb.2018.04.013. [Epub ahead of print] Review.