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Department of Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology

Pharmacology Faculty Members

Donald M. Bers, Ph.D.

Donald M. Bers, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
(530) 752-6517
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Cellular and molecular factors involved in the control of cardiac muscle contraction.

 

Julie Bossuyt, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Julie Bossuyt, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(530) 754-7419
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Cellular and molecular mechanisms of cardiac plasticity and disease.

Chao-Yin Chen, Ph.D.

Chao-Yin Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(530) 754-6458
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Central neuroplasticity in cardiovascular regulation.

 

Ye Chen-Izu, Ph.D.

Ye Chen Izu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(530) 752-3232
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Cellular and molecular mechanisms of heart disease and biophysics of the cardiac mucscle excitation contraction coupling.

Yi-Je (Jay) Chen, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Yi-Je (Jay) Chen, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(530) 754-7400
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Potassium channels in ischemic stroke and neuroinflammation

 

Colleen E. Clancy, Ph.D.

Colleen Clancy, Ph.D.

Professor
(530) 754-0254
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Computational approaches to reveal mechanisms of excitability in the heart and brain

Elva Diaz, Ph.D.

Elva Diaz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(530) 754-6080
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Functional genomics of nervous system development.

 

Angela Gelli, Ph.D.

Angela Gelli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(530) 754-6446
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Virulence determinants of fungal pathogenesis.

Eleonora Grandi, Ph.D.

Eleonora Grandi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(530) 752-4334
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Mathematical modeling of cardiac myocyte electrophysiology, ion transport, and signaling in health and disease.
 

Nirmala Hariharan, Ph.D.

Nirmala Hariharan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Adjunct
(916) 752-4377
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Molecular signaling pathways regulating myocardial aging and cardiac stem/progenitor cell maintentance, excitation-transcription coupling, autophagy.

Johannes W. Hell, Ph.D.

Johannes W. Hell, Ph.D.

Professor
(530) 752-6540
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Molecular Basis of Synaptic Plasticity and the Role of Signaling Complexes

 

Mary Horne, Ph.D.

Mary Horne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Adjunct

(530) 752-7723
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Unconventional cyclin function during cellular growth, differentiation and stress responses.

Leighton Izu, Ph.D.

Leighton Izu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(530) 752-0324
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Dynamics and stability of the cardiac control system.

 

Anne Knowlton, M.D.

Anne Knowlton, M.D.

Professor
(530) 752-5461
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Function and regulation of heat shock protein.

Manuel Navedo, Ph.D.

Manuel Navedo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(530) 752-6880
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Mechanisms of excitation - contraction and excitation - transcription coupling in arterial myocytes.

 

Crystal Ripplinger, Ph.D.

Crystal Ripplinger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(530) 752-1569
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Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias; Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging.

Daisuke Sato, Ph.D.

Daisuke Sato, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(530) 752-4377
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Mathematical modeling of action potential and calcium cycling. Nonlinear dynamics of cardiac phenomena including alternans, early and delayed afterdepolarizations, Ca sparks, Ca waves.

 

David Segal, Ph.D.

David Segal, Ph.D.

Professor
(530) 754-9134
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Engineering zinc finger DNA-binding proteins for diagnostics and gene therapy.

Heike Wulff, Ph.D.

Heike Wulff, Ph.D.

Professor
(530) 754-6135
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Potassium channel modulators for the treatment of autoimmune and cardiovascular disease.

 

Yang K. Xiang, Ph.D.

Yang K. Xiang, Ph.D

Associate Professor
(530) 752-6895
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Neurohormonal regulation of GPCR signaling in heart failure and Alzheimer's diseases.