Faculty updates

Congratulations to Dr. Ekta Khurana for her appointment as the WorldQuant Foundation Research Scholar

Congratulations to Dr. Ekta Khurana for her appointment as the WorldQuant Foundation Research Scholar

Congratulations to Ekta Khurana, Ph.D. for her appointment as the WorldQuant Foundation Research Scholar, recognizing her outstanding contributions as a scientist working on enhancing methods for early diagnosis between cancer subtypes, where choosing the right treatment means a life saved.

Dr. Luce Skrabanek receives the Physiology Biophysics and Systems Biology (PBSB) Teaching and Mentoring Award

Dr. Luce Skrabanek receives the Physiology Biophysics and Systems Biology (PBSB) Teaching and Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Luce Skrabanek, Ph.D. who was selected by the Weill Cornell Graduate School Awards Committee to receive the Physiology Biophysics and Systems Biology (PBSB) Teaching and Mentoring Award. The citation reads: “The award reflects your deep commitment to your program and the training of our graduate students.”

Ball-and-Chain Inactivation of Ion Channels Visualized by Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Ball-and-Chain Inactivation of Ion Channels Visualized by Cryo-Electron Microscopy

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…