Francis Valiyaveetil, Ph.D.

Valiyaveetil

Associate Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology

PRIMARY AFFILIATION

SOM-Physiology & Pharmacology Department

PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Neuroscience Graduate Program 
Physiology & Pharmacology Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences

BACKGROUND & EDUCATION

Education:

M.Sc. - IIT, Mumbai India

Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin-Madison (Dr. Robert Fillingame, Advisor)

Postdoctoral - The Rockefeller University (Dr. Roderick MacKinnon & Dr. Tom Muir, Advisors)

Honors & Achievements:

1992 - Cremer Research Fellowship

2007 - Pew Scholar Award


Research Summary

Probing Functional Mechanisms in Channels and Transporters

We are investigating functional mechanisms that govern molecular recognition and conformational dynamics in ion channels and transporters.  In our investigations, we use a multidisciplinary approach that combines unnatural mutagenesis with structural studies using x-ray crystallography.  We also carry out functional measurements using electrophysiology and investigate protein dynamics using EPR and fluorescence spectroscopy.

Research

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Contact Information


3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd- L334
Portland, OR  97239
Phone: (503) 418-0946
Fax: (503) 494-4352

How to join the group:

Postdoctoral Scientists:  We encourage applications from recent Ph.Ds with expertise in protein crystallography or in mechanistic studies of protein function.  Please contact Francis Valiyaveetil for more details.

Graduate Students:  Potential graduate students interested in joining our group should apply to the PMCB or the NGP graduate program.