Colin G. Nichols, PhD

CIMED Director, Carl Cori Professor, Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology


Research in my laboratory is focused on the biology of ion channels, with emphasis on the molecular basis of potassium channel activity, and the role of potassium channels in physiology and disease. Using various molecular biological and biophysical approaches, we are developing a detailed understanding of the structural basis of channel activity. Using gene manipulation approaches, we are developing understanding of the role of potassium channels in disease processes including diabetes, cardiac arrhythmia and epilepsy.