Area of Study / Keywords
fructose feeding catecholamine secretion catecholamine packaging in vesicles metabolic syndrome stress hormones endocrine cells chemosensory cells single cell electrophysiology carbon fibre amperometry membrane capacitance measurements flash photolysis of caged-compounds fluorescent ion sensitive dyes (e.g. indo-1 fura-2)
B.Sc. (Zoology) University of Toronto (1980)
M.Sc. (Zoology) University of Toronto (1981), supervisor Harold L. Atwood
Ph.D. (Physiology) University of Toronto (1986), supervisor Harold L. Atwood
Ion channels in neurons and glial cells (1987-1989), University of Calgary, supervisor Brian A MacVicar
Fusion pore in virus and excitation-secretion coupling in pituitary gonadotrophs (1990-1993), University of Washington. supervisors Wolfhard Almers and Bertil Hille
AHFMR/MRC Scholar 1994-2000.
AHFMR Senior Scholar 2001-2007.
Visiting Professorship (University of Tokyo) 2007-2008.
Clinical InterestsAll neurological and endocrine diseases involving cellular excitation and secretion.
My lab focuses on the regulation of secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters mediated by the process of exocytosis.
My long term collaborations with Prof Amy Tse (Dept of Pharmacology) focus on the excitation of cells in the context of control of secretion.
Courses in Pharmacology: Topics in Endocrine Phamracology; Cellular Neuroscience.
Course in Physiology: Advanced Topics in Electrophysiology.
Discovery Learning Facilitatory in Sessions for GI, Renal, Neuro (Sensory Organs).
For undergraduate students, focus on key experiments or primary literature (journal papers) that led to current knowledge of any field.
For graduate and postdocs, focus on the critical analysis of experimental results.