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

February 26, 2018 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "Sporadic Alzheimer’s disease: Risk factors and molecular mechanisms"
Ines Moreno-Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
McGovern Medical School

Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu
March 5, 2018 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "TBA" Chad Huff, Ph.D. Assistant Professor M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu March 12, 2018 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "TBA" Erini Papapertou, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu March 19, 2018 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "TBA" Wenbo Li, Ph.D. Assistant Professor McGovern Medical School Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu March 26, 2018 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "TBA" Longhou Fang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Houston Methodist Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu

Recent Faculty Publications

  • Akhmedov D, Mendoza Rodriguez MG, Rajendran K, Rossi M, Wess J and Berdeaux R.  (2017).  Gs-DREADD knock-in mice for tissue-specific, temporal stimulation of cAMP signalingMol Cell Biol. 2017 Apr 14;37(9). pii: e00584-16. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00584-16. Print May 1.
  • Armstrong TS, Vera E, Zhou R, Acquaye AA, Sullaway CM, Berger A, Breton G, Mahajan A, Wefel JS, Gilbert MR and Scheurer M. (2017).  Association of Genetic Variants with Fatigue in Patients with Malignant Glioma. Neuro-Oncology Practice. In press.
  • Bonaldi K, Li Z, Kang SE, Breton G, Pruneda-Paz JL. (2017).  Novel cell surface luciferase reporter for high-throughput quantitative yeast one-hybrid screens. Nucleic Acids Res.  Jul 31. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx682. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Burns M, Wisser K, Wu J, Levental I, Veatch SL. (2017). Miscibility Transition Temperature Scales with Growth Temperature in a Zebrafish Cell Line. Biophys J., May 25. pii: S0006-3495(17)30505-2. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2017.04.052.
  • Cornell CE, McCarthy NLC, Levental KR, Levental I, Brooks NJ, Keller SL. (2017).  n-Alcohol Length Governs Shift in Lo-Ld Mixing Temperatures in Synthetic and Cell-Derived Membranes. Biophys J.  Sep 19;113(6):1200-1211. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2017.06.066. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
  • Daquinag AC, Dadbin A, Snyder B, Wang X, Sahin AA, Ueno NT, Kolonin MG. (2017). Non-glycanated Decorin Is a Drug Target on Human Adipose Stromal Cells. Mol Ther Oncolytics. May 17;6:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.omto.2017.05.003. eCollection Sep 15.