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Michael Daniel Cahalan, Ph.D.  
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of California
Irvine, California 92697-4561

Office Phone: (949) 824-7776
Lab Phone: (949) 824-7776
E-Mail: mcahalan@uci.edu
Web-site: crt.biomol.uci.edu
Michael Cahalan

Oberlin College, B.A. in Biology with Honors, 1970

University of Washington, Ph.D., 1974, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Laboratory of Dr. Bertil Hille

Postdoctoral Training, University of Rochester. Department of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physiology, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA
Laboratory of Dr. Clay M. Armstrong
Faculty Positions

University of California, Irvine, California, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics.

Assistant Professor, 1977
Associate Professor, 1983
Professor, 1985
Chair 1991-1995, 2005-present


Graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
Research Career Development Award
Alexander von Humboldt Prize, Senior Scientist Award, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, West Germany, 1990
Athalie Clark Research Achievement Award, UCI, 1997
Kenneth S. Cole Award for Membrane Biophysics, 2000
Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 2006-2013


  Professional Membership And Editorial Board Service    
Biophysical Society; Biophysical Journal Editorial Board 1996-2003
Society of General Physiologists, President 1999. Journal of General Physiology Editorial Board 1988-1998; Advisory Editor 2002-present
Physiological Reviews Editorial Board 2002-present
Society for Neuroscience
Research Interests

Molecular properties and modulation of ion channels in cell membranes. Physiological roles of ion channels in the immune response. Cell signaling mechanisms.

Published 130 papers on different topics in scientific journals
  Professional Service And Activities    

Co-organizer, Keystone Symposium on Ion channels as Therapeutic Targets. February, 1996.
Editorial Board: Journal of General Physiology 1988-1998. Advisory Editor 2002 – present.
Editorial Board: Physiological Reviews 2002 – present.
Society of General Physiologists Council 1993-1995, President, 1998.

Medical Physiology: Cardiovascular Physiology (12 lectures)

Physiology of Ion Channels (Spring quarter): Co-taught with Dr. James Hall

History of Neuroscience (Winter quarter): lecture on the action potential,
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior.

Immunology undergraduate lecture (Winter quarter): visualizing the immune response,
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

University Service

Chair of Physiology and Biophysics 1991-1995, 2005-present
Coordinated recruitment of two FTE faculty members in the Department
Helped organize Integrated Neuroscience Course for medical students
Search committee for Dean of College of Medicine
Search committee for Reeve-Irvine Chair
Search committee for faculty position in Biological Imaging
Director of Optical Biology Core Facility 1993-2002
Medical School Admissions and Interview Committee. 1983-1994
Graduate Program Admissions Committee 1995-1998, 2003
Beckman Laser Institute Board of Advisors 1997 – present


Maintained by
Jeff Ingeman
Physiology and Biophysics, University of California,Irvine, CA, USA, 92697-4561
Phone: (949) 824-6754 • Fax: (949) 824-3143 • Email:mcahalan@uci.edu

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