Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2022

Faculty of Physiology and Biophysics Department

Departmental Faculty

Brink, Peter R., Professor Emeritus. Ph.D., 1976, University of Illinois: Physiology and biophysics of functional and excitable membranes.

Cohen, Ira S., Leading Professor, M.D., Ph.D., 1974, New York University: Electrophysiology of the heart; synaptic physiology.

Lin, Richard, Professor, M.D., 1988, University of California: Mechanism of hormone action; Inter- and intracellular regulation of membrane-bound hormone-sensitive enzymes. , PI3 kinase signaling.

Mathias, Richard T.Professor, Ph.D., 1975, University of California, Los Angeles: Electrophysiology of cardiac muscle; volume regulation in the lens.

Miller, W. Todd, Professor, Interim Chairperson Ph.D., 1988, Rockefeller University: Protein structure and function; molecular mechanisms of signal transduction.

Scarlata, Suzanne, Professor, Ph.D., 1984, University of Illinois: Biophysics of signaling proteins.

Solomon, Irene C., Professor,, Ph.D., 1994, University of California, Davis: Neural control of respiratory motor output and fast oscillatory rhythms.

White, Thomas W.,Professor,  Ph.D., 1984, Harvard University: Biology of cell-to-cell communication and gap junction.

Bowen, Mark, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1998 , , University of Illinois, Chicago; Molecular aspects of signal transduction.

Spector, Ilan, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1967, University of Paris, France: Electrophysiology of nerve and muscle cell lines; ion channels; neurotoxins.

Acosta, Maricedes, Assistant Professor, Ph.D, 2002, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Neuroendocrine regulation of the reproductive axis; signal transduction pathways and metabolic control.

Jointly Appointed Faculty

Dilger, James P.5, Professor, Ph.D., 1980, Stony Brook University: Neuromuscular junction; ion channels in nerve membranes.

Konopka, James B.17, Professor, Ph.D., 1985, UCLA: G protein-coupled receptor signal transduction and yeast morphogenesis.

Mendell, Lorne1, Distinguished Professor,  Ph.D., 1965, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Physiology and modify ability of synapses in the spinal cord.

McKinnon, David1, Professor, Ph.D., 1987, Australian National University: Control of ion channel expression.

Qin, Yi-Xian18, Professor, Ph.D., 1997, Stony Brook University: Mechanisms in the control of tissue growth, bone adaptation by mechanical environment.

Reid-Martin, Inefta, Assistant Professor, PhD, 2014, Stony Brook University:  characterizing the effects of postnatal maturation on basal respiratory activity and hypoxic ventilatory responses in neonatal rats in vivo

Smith, Steven O.14, Professor, Ph.D., 1985, University of California, Berkeley: Molecular mechanisms of signal transduction.

Collins, William1, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1980, Univ. of Pennsylvania: Relationship between intrinsic properties of individual neurons and nervous system function.

Frame, Mary18, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1990, University of Missouri: Microcirculation; tissue engineering; nanofabrication.

Cameron, Roger H., Assistant Professor. Ph.D., 1990, Stony Brook University: Electron microscopy; pharmacology of plasma cells secretion.

El-Maghrabi, Raafat, Associate Professor. Ph.D Graduate Program Director, Ph.D., 1978, Wake Forest University: Enzyme regulation; hormonal control of metabolism.

Luberto, Chiara, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 1997, Catholic University of Rome: Cancer biology; Sphingolipid metabolism and signaling.

Rosati, Barbara, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., 2000, Milan, Italy: Transcriptional regulation of ion channel genes in the heart.

Valiunas, Virginijus, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., 1992, Kaunas Medical University, Lithuania: Gap junction; intercellular communication and cardiac electrophysiology.

Varadaraj, Kulandaiappan, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., 1991, Madri Kamaraj University: Lens membrane proteins and gap junctions.

Warren, Kelly, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., 2008, Stony Brook University

Yang, Vincent2, Professor MD,Ph.D,  Rutgers University, Princeton University: Department of Medicine:cloning and characterization of Krüppel-like factors (KLFs)

Khan, Sardar Ali, Professor, M.D., 1964, Bangalore Medical College: Erectile Dysfunction, Pelvic surgery and general urology.

Affiliated Faculty

Colognato, Holly, Ph.D., 1999, Rutgers Univ., Department of Pharmalogical Scinces;Extracellular matrix in brain: roles during development and during neurodegeneration.

Frohman, Michael, MD, Ph.D., Univ. of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmalogical Sciences; Lipid Signalling

Grollman, Arthur P., Distinguished Professor, M.D., 1959, Johns Hopkins University: Department of Pharmacological Science. Chemical carcinogenesis and mutagenesis.

Kritzer, Mary, Ph.D, Yale Univ., Dept. of Neurobiology; Complex functions of the association cortices and the neurobiological basis for their dysfunction in disease.

London, Erwin, Professor, Ph.D., 1979, Cornell University: Department of Biochemistry. Membrane lipid-protein interactions; protein toxin structure and function.

Malbon, C., Leading Professor, Ph.D., 1976, Case Western Reserve University: Department of Pharmacology. Elucidating the genetic basis of developmental and metabolic diseases.

Matthews, Gary, Leading Professor, Ph.D., 1975, University of Pennsylvania: Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Cellular biophysics of electrical signals in the retina.

Rashba, Eric, Professor, MD, 1992, Yale School of Medicine: Department of Medicine: new mechanisms of QT prolongation and prediction and prevention of sudden cardiac death

Rubin, Clinton, T., Professor, Ph.D., 1983, Bristol University: Department of Orthopaedics. Cellular mechanisms responsible for adaptation in bone.

Sampson, Nicole S., Professor, Ph.D., 1990, University of California Berkeley: Enzyme mechanisms and protein structure-function relationships.

Tonge, Peter J., Professor, Ph.D., 1986, University of Birmingham, England: Department of Chemistry. Enzyme mechanisms in antitubercular drugs and Alzheimer’s disease.

Wong, Stanislaus, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 1999, Harvard University: Department of Chemistry. Fundamental structure correlations in unique nanostructures.


1) Joint appointment, Department of Neurobiology

2) Joint appointment, Department of Medicine

3) Joint appointment, Department of Surgery

4) Joint appointment, Department of Pediatrics

5) Joint appointment, Department of Anesthesiology

6) Joint appointment, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

7) Joint appointment, Brookhaven National Laboratory

8) Joint appointment, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

9) Joint appointment, Department of Orthopedics

10) Joint appointment, Veterans Administration Hospital

11) Joint appointment, North Shore University Hospital

12) Joint appointment, Department of Urology

13) Joint appointment, SUNY Old Westbury

14) Joint appointment, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

15) Joint appointment, Department of Biology, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma

16) Joint appointment, Department of Pharmacology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

17) Joint appointment, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

18) Joint appointment, Department of Biomedical Engineering

19) Joint appointment, Department of Pharmacological Sciences