Ion channels, which allow potassium and sodium ions to flow in and out of cells, are crucial in neuronal ‘firing’ in the central nervous system and for brain and heart function. These channels use a “ball-and-chain” mechanism to help regulate their ion flow, according to a new study led by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. The study, published March 18 in…
Dr. Simon Scheuring, a professor of physiology and biophysics in anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a prestigious National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for a project aimed at solving long-standing mysteries about the structural workings of important proteins.
Dr. Sheila Nirenberg, the Nanette Laitman Professor in Neurology and Neuroscience and a professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been named one of Crain’s inaugural Notable Women in Technology in the Greater New York City area.