The research laboratory of Prof. Nathan Dascal

Molecular mechanisms of signal transduction from neurotransmitters to ion channels in brain and heart, and their relation to human physiology and disease.

We are addressing key issues in molecular neurobiology and cardiology: how hormones and neurotransmitters regulate the function of cardiac cells and neurons, by acting on G proteins that transmit the signal, and ion channels – proteins that underlie the electrical activity in these cells; how these functions are altered in disease; and, whenever possible, seek for treatments for the accompanying disorders. We are studying central open issues in this field… Read More »