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

March 26, 2018 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "AIBP in health and disease"
Longhou Fang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Houston Methodist

Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu
April 5, 2018 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "TBA"
Greg Neely, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Sydney

Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu
April 9, 2018 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "TBA" Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu April 16, 2018 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "The role of membrane complexity in neurotransmitter release and virus entry"
Lukas Tamm, Ph.D.
University of Virginia

Questions? Contact Patricia.McFarland@uth.tmc.edu
April 23, 2018 IBP SEMINAR SERIES from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MSB 2.135 "TBA" Christopher Ribelayga, Ph.D. Associate Professor McGovern Medical School 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.