Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics
Faculty Roster Faculty and Their Research
The Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics is comprised of 13 faculty
members. Their research interests range from cellular and molecular mechanisms to
whole animal and human physiology and pathophysiology. Clicking on a faculty name
will direct you to their lab webpage.
- Guillermo Altenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Professor & Vice Chair
Structure, function and regulation of normal gap-junctional proteins and mutants that
cause heart disease and deafness.
(806) 743-2531, G.Altenberg@ttuhsc.edu
- Pablo Artigas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Structure based functional studies of Na/K ATPase and bilayer regulation of membrane
(806) 743-3170, Pablo.Artigas@ttuhsc.edu
- Luis Cuello, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Structure-function studies of voltage-gated K+ channels.
(806) 743-2525, Luis.Cuello@ttuhsc.edu
- John C. Fowler, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Characterization of the acute electrophysiological and biochemical responses of neurons
to cerebral ischemia (stroke) to identify clinical strategies for intervention.
(806) 743-2083, John.Fowler@ttuhsc.edu
- Lan Guan, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
High-resolution structure modeling of solute transporters.
(806) 743-3102, Lan.Guan@ttuhsc.edu
- Michaela Jansen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Structure and function studies of ligand-gated ion channels and transporters.
(806) 743-4059, Michaela.Jansen@ttuhsc.edu
- L.O. Lutherer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Director of CRI
Regulation of cardiovascular and respiratory function by the cerebellum of the brain.
(806) 743-4222, Lorenz.Lutherer@ttuhsc.edu
- Raul Martínez-Zaguilán, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor
Regulation of intracellular pH and calcium during angiogenesis (diabetes) and tumorigenesis
(806) 743-2562, Raul.Martinez-Zaguilan@ttuhsc.edu
- Jose Perez-Zoghbi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
The cellular mechanisms of epithelium-smooth muscle communication in the lung.
(806) 743-2522, Jf.Perez@ttuhsc.edu
- Thomas A. Pressley, Ph.D., Professor
Function and regulation of the sodium-potassium pump and similar ion transporters.
(806) 743-4056, Thomas.Pressley@ttuhsc.edu
- Luis Reuss, M.D., Professor and Chair, Director of CMPR
Ion and water transport mechanisms; structure and function of gap-junction channels
(806) 743-2627, Luis.Reuss@ttuhsc.edu
- Souad Sennoune, Ph.D., Research Instructor of Physiology
Role of proton pumps in human breast cancer cells with distinct metastatic potential.
(806) 743-2540, Souad.Sennoune@ttuhsc.edu
- R. Bryan Sutton, Ph.D., Associate Professor
X-ray crystallography of peripheral membrane associating C2 domains in synaptotagmin
and human dysferlin.
(806) 743-4058, Roger.B.Sutton@ttuhsc.edu
Last revised: June 20, 2013