Douglas A. Bayliss, PhD, University of Virginia

Douglas A. Bayliss, PhD
Douglas A. Bayliss, PhD

Dr. Bayliss's laboratory attempts to characterize neuronal signaling in terms of identifying the molecular basis for neuronal ion channels and understanding cellular mechanisms that modulate their activity. They are particularly interested in studying those ion channels that determine intrinsic excitability of brain cells, because they are often subject to regulation by endogenous neurochemicals and since they ultimately mediate effects of many drugs, therapeutic and otherwise.



  1. Talley EM, Bayliss DA. Modulation of TASK-1 (Kcnk3) and TASK-3 (Kcnk9) potassium channels: volatile anesthetics and neurotransmitters share a molecular site of action. J Biol Chem. 2002 May 17;277(20):17733-42.