NAME: Mike Koval
AFFILIATION: Emory University School of Medicine, USA
RESEARCH INTEREST: Intercellular transport, assembly and quality control of connexins. Regulation of connexin hetero-oligomerization. Roles for cell junctions in pulmonary cell communication and resolution of acute lung injury.
NAME: Robert G Gourdie
AFFILIATIONS: Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Medical University of South Carolina, USA
RESEARCH INTEREST: My lab is interested in connexins in the heart. In particular, we are focused on the role of connexin-interacting proteins (e.g., ZO-1) and connexins in cardiac conduction and injury response.
NAME: Brant E Isakson
AFFILIATION: University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA
RESEARCH INTEREST: My lab is interested in the mechanisms of cellular communication in the blood vessel wall. In particular, we are focused on the roles for pannexins and nitric oxide in mediating blood vessel tone and connexins in regulation of smooth muscle cell pathological responses.
NAME: Mary Mauldin
AFFILIATION: Medical University of South Carolina, USA
RESEARCH INTEREST: Teaching and learning online and effective uses of technology in teaching and learning, best practices in faculty development, and effective centers for teaching and learning