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Regular Faculty Members



John Bankston
Assistant Professor​

Kurt Beam

Biophysics of excitation-contraction coupling

Gidon Felsen
Associate Professor

Neurophysiology of making decisions and initiating actions

Achim Klug
Associate Professor

Processing of sound information in the auditory brainstem


Anthony Peng, PhD​​
Assistant Professor

Physiology of hair cells in the inner ear

Abigail Person
Assistant Professor

Neurophysiology of the cerebellum​​

Assistant Professor​


Cathy Proenza
Associate P​​rofessor

Molecular physiology of cardiac pacemaking

Angeles Ribera
Professor and Chair

Activity-dependent neuronal development

Nathan Schoppa

Neurophysiology of the olfactory system


Dan Tollin

Sound localization in the auditory system

Sukumar Vijayaraghavan
and Director of Neuroscience Graduate Program

Acetylcholine receptor function in the central nervous system

Joel Zylberberg

Assistant Professor

Neural information coding and computation

The faculty included in this list are regular faculty members of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and are all members of the Graduate Program.


Research Faculty


Michael Hall

Alexander Polster, PhD
Assistant Research Professor

Beth Stubblefield, PhD
Research Associate
Macie Walker, PhD
Research Associate



Emeritus Faculty

A.R. Martin, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Bill Betz
Professor Emeritus

Exocytosis, endocytosis and endosomal trafficking

Rock Levinson
Professor Emeritus

Sodium channel expression and function; role of glycosylation

Peggy Neville, PhD
Professor Emerita
Celia Sladek

Neuroendocrinology: Regulation of Vasopressin and Oxytocin Secretion.

Affiliated Faculty

Frank Accurso, PhD
Department of Pediatrics, Pulmonary Medicine  

David Ammar, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Ophthalmology

Roger A. Bannister, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

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Richard KP Benninger, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering & Barbara Davis Center

Peter Buttrick, MD
Division Head of Cardiology

John Caldwell, PhD
Department of Cellular & Developmental Biology 

Jessica Dominguez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology

Bob Eckel, MD
Department of Medicine;
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, & Diabetes 

Maureen Garrity, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine & Department of Physiology;
Associate Dean
Medical Students Affairs 

Emily Gibson, PhD
Assistant Professor

Richard J. Johnson, MD 
Professor and Chief
Division of Renal Diseases & Hypertension

Sue Kinnamon, PhD

Tim Lei, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering 

Moshe Levi, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases & Hypertension 

Katie Rennie, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology

Bill Sather, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology


Jingshi Shen, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Bruce Wallace, PhD
Professor Emeritus