Robert T. Dirksen, PhD, University of Rochester

Robert T. Dirksen, PhD
Robert T. Dirksen, PhD

The Dirksen laboratory focuses on unraveling the molecular details that determine normal ion channel function and regulation and how defects in these channels lead to human disease. A particular focus of the group is studying the structure and function of Ca2+ channels in the plasma membrane and sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum together with the consequences of these important signals for cell function.

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  1. Wagner LE, Groom LA, Dirksen RT, Yule DI. Characterization of ryanodine receptor type 1 single channel activity using "on-nucleus" patch clamp. Cell Calcium. 2014 Aug;56(2):96-107.