CMCP Congratulates Three American Heart Association Fellowship Winners!

CMCP faculty members, Dr. Swapnil Sonkusare and Dr. Lukas Tamm, have the pleasure to announce winners of prestigious American Heart Association Fellowships. From the Sonkusare Lab, Dr. Kwangseok Hong, received his AHA postdoctoral fellowship for his work on "Obesity-induced impairment of endothelial TRPV4 channel function”. Also from the Sonkusare Lab, Graduate student, Corina Marziano, has been awarded an AHA predoctoral fellowship. The title of Corina's AHA predoctoral fellowship is "Novel purinergic receptor-TRPV4 signaling in small pulmonary arteries". In the Tamm Lab, Dr. Raghu … [Read more...]

Two CMCP Faculty Members Honored as 2018 Pinn Scholars

  Congratulations to CMCP Faculty: Alison K. Criss, PhD Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology Neutrophilic inflammation due to Neisseria gonorrhoea infection Jeffrey J. Saucerman, PhD Biomedical Engineering Systems biology of cardiac regeneration   "The Pinn Scholars program, which started last year, is an initiative born from strategic planning to support and recognize our mid-level faculty. Pinn Scholars are selected on the basis of their scientific expertise and contributions to the School of Medicine and to the greater research community. Pinn Scholars are … [Read more...]

Huiwang Ai: Powerful Glow Lights the Way to Medical Breakthroughs, by Joshua Barney

Thank you to Joshua Barney for this enthusiastic article written about Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology Professor, Huiwang Ai who is working on promising breakthroughs in bioluminescence technology. To read the article: Newsroom   … [Read more...]

Advocating Science – Biophysical Society on Capitol Hill

Lukas Tamm, President of the Biophysical Society and Director of the Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology did just that... Bill Gates and Francis Collins (Director of NIH and UVa alumnus who grew up in Staunton and was a UVa Chemistry major) recently spoke to a group of geneticists about compelling advances in several areas of biomedical research, see In his concluding remarks, Collins made a pointed plea to the assembled geneticists: meet one-on-one with members of … [Read more...]

Congratulations to Huiwang Ai – winner of the Toxicology Young Investigator Award, ACS

Congratulations to Dr. Huiwang Ai, winner of the 2017 American Chemical Society, Division of Toxicology,  Young Investigators Award. Dr. Ai joined the Center for Membrane & Cell Physiology in August of this year. His award was for “applying innovative chemical technologies to the solution of important toxicology problems“. For further details on this honor, please click here to see the Division of Chemical Toxicology ACS website.   … [Read more...]

Lukas Tamm – President of the Biophysical Society – interviewed for the Biophysical Society Newsletter

Dr. Lukas Tamm is now the president of the Biophysical Society. He was interviewed by their newsletter editors. … [Read more...]

Congratulations Center Members, Brant Isakson and Jochen Zimmer, honored as Pinn Scholars of the School of Medicine

The Pinn Scholars program was designed to support and recognize our mid-level faculty and is named in honor of Dr. Vivian Pinn, the only woman and only African American graduate of the UVA School of Medicine Class of 1967.  These faculty were chosen on the basis of their past research accomplishments and a proposed research project, to take their work in novel directions.   CENTER FOR MEMBRANE AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY PINN SCHOLARS: Brant Isakson, PhD Associate Professor, Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics Project: Identification and characterization of Zika virus … [Read more...]

Congratulations to Dr. Ed Egelman, UVA 2016 Distinguished Scientist

            Biochemist Edward H. Egelman (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications) Excerpt from the article in UVA Today, October 03, 2016, by Fariss Samarrai, Egelman, Kron, Petri Named UVA’s 2016 Distinguished Scientists Edward H. Egelman Harrison Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Described by his nominator Anindya Dutta, who chairs the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, as “the world’s go-to person” for developing imaging and mathematical tools for … [Read more...]