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Department of Physiology and Biophysics

University of Colorado Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Regular Faculty Members



Kurt Beam

Biophysics of excitation-contraction coupling

Bill Betz
Professor Emeritus

Exocytosis, endocytosis and endosomal trafficking

Gidon Felsen
Assistant Professor

Neurophysiology of making decisions and initiating actions

Achim Klug
Associate Professor

Processing of sound information in the auditory brainstem

Rock Levinson
Professor Emeritus

Sodium channel expression and function; role of glycosylation

Anthony Peng, PhD
Assistant Professor


Abigail Person
Assistant Professor

Neurophysiology of the cerebellum​​

Cathy Proenza
Assistant P​​rofessor

Molecular physiology of cardiac pacemaking

Angeles Ribera
Professor and Chair

Activity-dependent neuronal development

Nathan Schoppa

Neurophysiology of the olfactory system

Celia Sladek

Neuroendocrinology: Regulation of Vasopressin and Oxytocin Secretion.

Dan Tollin
Associate Professor

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

 Theory of sensory 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


Anna Dondzillo, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Jen Bourne, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Nathaniel Greene, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Michael Hall



Rosa Moreno, PhD

Research Instructor
Frederic Pouille, PhD

Research Associate
Geeta Sharma, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Macie Walker, PhD

Research Associate

Affiliated Faculty

A.R. Martin, PhD
Professor Emeritus

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 

Peggy Neville, PhD
Professor Emerita

Katie Rennie, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology

Bill Sather, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology

Bruce Wallace, PhD
Professor Emeritus