CUNY Advanced Science Seminar: "Cell-Specific Alternative Pre-mRNA Splicing Controls Calcium Ion Channel Function"
Dr. Lipscomb is interested in the cellular mechanisms used to optimize calcium ion channel function. Calcium ion channels regulate many critical neuronal functions including transmitter release, nerve growth, and synaptic plasticity. Her lab's current research focus is on cell-specific alternative splicing in the mammalian nervous system. The lab studies cellular mechanisms that control calcium channel function in normal as well as in disease states, including chronic pain and mental illness.
Dr. Lipscomb graduated with a PhD in Pharmacology from University College London in 1986. Her journey into the world of calcium ion channels started when she joined Richard Tsien as a postdoctoral associate at Yale University School of Medicine and subsequently at Stanford University Medical School. In 1992 she joined the Department of Neuroscience at Brown where she works closely with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral trainees. She directs the Neuroscience Graduate Program.
March 4, 2013
CUNY Graduate Center