Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Drawing of molecular structure

Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics of School of Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The department consists of an interactive group of faculty, staff, postdoctoral trainees, and students. Our central missions are high-quality biomedical research, education of medical and graduate students, and service to the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Health Sciences Center as a whole. Our main research interests are biological membranes and membrane proteins, with a focus on molecular mechanisms in health and disease, as well as applications to medicine and biotechnology. Our department has a state-of-the-art Membrane Protein Core Laboratory that provides support to our laboratories and other laboratories across TTUHSC and TTU. Our department also houses the multidisciplinary Center for Membrane Protein Research, which involves faculty from seven departments at TTUHSC and TTU. I encourage you to contact us if you need additional information. 

Lan Guan, M.D., Ph.D. 

Professor and Interim Chair        

Cuello Lab

Dr. Luis Cuello

Research opening gates for better targeting drugs

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Dr. Bryan Sutton

Dr. Bryan Sutton

TTUHSC licenses rights to limb-girdle muscular dystrophy gene

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