The Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is pioneering the development of new approaches to study cells and organisms in the new discipline of systems biology. The ultimate goal of our research is to create new knowledge about the function and interactions of living cells, the cellular and molecular basis for dysfunction, and ultimately provide the basis for the development of new clinical treatment strategies to combat disease.
Chair, Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology
Recent News and Awards:
Chun Kim, PhD was awarded the Graduate School Dissertation of the Year award in Biomedical Sciences. The title of his dissertation is "ESTROGEN REGULATION OF MIR-9-5P AND MIR-9-3P IN THE AGING FEMALE BRAIN"
Marisa Stachowski, PhD Candidate in Dr. Jonathan Kirk's lab, is the recipient of an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship award; her project is entitled, “GSK-3β regulates BAG3 mediated protein quality control of z-disc proteins involved in myofilament function"
Jaroslava Seflova, PhD, Research Associate in Dr. Seth Robia's lab, is the recipient of an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship award; her project is entitled, “Toward gene therapy of heart failure using the sodium pump regulators”.