Ion channel
laboratories
and groups

Discover groups, laboratories, institutions and universities doing ion channel research. The list is constantly growing and now contains over 100 labs.

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Lab/Group nameDescriptionUniversityCountry
dacosta]:[labThe dacosta]:[lab seeks an atomic-level understanding of ligand-gated ion channel structure, function and mechanism.University of OttawaCanada
Laboratory of Cell PhysiologyThe Laboratory of Cell Physiology studies the role of ion channels in cancer.University of LilleFrance
Laboratory of Cellular PhysiologyThe Laboratory of Cellular Physiology is interested in molecular basis of calcium entry and the remodeling of calcium entry in cancer cells.University of ExtremaduraSpain
Trebak LaboratoryThe Trebak laboratory studies calcium signaling in mammalian cells.Penn State College of MedicineUSA
Ion Channel and Transporter LabThe Ion Channel and Transporter Lab is interested in structure function analysis of ion channels.Istituto di Biofisica, CNRItaly
The Tucker Lab - K+ Channel Research GroupThe Tucker Lab is focussed on understanding the intimate relationship between ion channel structure and function.University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
Delemotte LabResearch in the Delemotte Lab focuses on understanding the molecular basis for the function and modulation of membrane proteins, the molecular machines in the cell membranes that enable cellular communication.KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden
Laboratory of Neuromuscular PhysiologyThe Laboratory of Neuromuscular Physiology studies the molecular mechanisms of the functioning and regulation of ion channels and their involvement in the progression of human diseases.Bogomoletz Institute of PhysiologyUkraine
The Pless labThe Pless Lab is interested in the molecular function and pharmacology of ion channels.University of CopenhagenDenmark
Ion channel & Channelopathy Research GroupThe Ion channel & Channelopathy Research Group is interested in ion channels and human diseases caused by dysfunction on ion channels, channelopathies.University of BernSwitzerland
Ion Channels and Diseases LabIon Channels and Diseases Lab focuses on dissecting the mechanisms that control the functioning of ion channels, and apply this knowledge to shed light on the mechanisms underlying human pathologies caused by dysfunction of ion channels so-called channelopathies.Charles University – First Faculty of MedicineCzech Republic
The Meredith Lab - BK Channel Research GroupThe Meredith Lab studies how ion channels regulate information coding in dynamic systems.University of Maryland School of MedicineUSA
Research group of Fredrik ElinderResearch group of Fredrik Elinder studies how different small-molecule compounds can affect ion channel activity.Linköping UniversitySweden
Craig Montell LabCraig Montell Lab is defining the neuronal mechanisms that impact on decisions ranging from food selection to choosing the ideal thermal landscape, mate selection and others.UC Santa BarbaraUSA
Moreno LabThe Moreno Lab studies how the function and regulation of ion channels change during the natural process of aging.University of WashingtonUSA
Beech LabThe Beech Lab focuses on understanding of calcium-permeable cation channels and mechanical force sensing mechanisms in cardiovascular and metabolic biology.University of LeedsUK
Sensory Neuropharmacology LabThe Sensory Neuropharmacology Lab studies the contribution of ion channels to sensory neuronal physiology using highly subtype-selective toxins isolated from venomous animals with the aim to develop novel analgesics with improved efficacy and tolerability.University of QueenslandAustralia
Laboratory of Structural NeurobiologyThe Laboratory of Structural Neurobiology is aimed at understanding the relationship between structure and function of different classes of ligand-gated ion channels.KU LeuvenBelgium
Laboratory of Ion Channel ResearchThe Laboratory of Ion Channel Research aims at a deeper understadning of the structure-function relation in TRP channels.KU LeuvenBelgium
Vascular Ion Channel LabThe Vascular Ion Channel Lab is focused on identifying mechanisms of vascular dysfunction in the presence of cardiovascular risk factors and how vascular ion channels play a role in the disease process.University of DelawareUSA
Ion Channels, Neurophysiology and Biophysics LabIon Channels, Neurophysiology and Biophysics Lab aims to understand the roles of ion channels under normal and pathological conditions.Weizmann Institute of ScienceIsrael
Ion Channel and Synaptic Neurobiology LabThe Ion Channel and Synaptic Neurobiology Laboratory is focused on the role of ion channels in neuronal signaling, plasticity and diseases of the nervous system.Aix-Marseille UniversityFrance
Feske labThe Feske lab investigates how ion channels regulate immune responses in humans and mice.NYU School of MedicineUSA
Kellenberger LabThe Kellenberger Lab studies the function and regulation of acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs).University of LausanneSwitzerland
Sack & Yarov-Yarovoy LabsThe Sack & Yarov-Yarovoy Labs study new means to observe and control electrophysiological signaling. The Yarov-Yarovoy lab studies ion channel structure and designs modulators. The Sack lab focuses on seeing and controlling ion channel function.University of CaliforniaUSA
Trimmer LabThe Trimmer Lab studies ion channel signaling complexes that underlie neuronal activity in the mammalian brain and develops renewable affinity reagents to better understand and manipulate neuronal function.University of CaliforniaUSA
The Singh LabThe Singh Lab research focus is to establish the molecular identity of mitochondrial ion channels, elucidate their targeting mechanism, and study their biophysical properties.The Ohio State UniversityUSA
Ion Channels and Human Diseases LaboratoryThe Ion Channels and Human Diseases Laboratory focuses on understanding the pathology of ion channel disorders, in particular epilepsy, using in vitro and in vivo models to reveal opportunities for developing novel therapies.The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental HealthAustralia
Nimigean LabThe Nimigean Lab aims to understand how ion channels work at the molecular level to meet extremely versatile cellular needs. In particular, the lab is interested in ligand-gated ion channels and their allosteric regulation.Weill Cornell MedicineUSA
The Gründer LabThe aim of the Gründer lab is to characterize at the functional and structural level ion channels of the DEG/ENaC gene family.Institute of Physiology, RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
Bowie LabThe Bowie Lab uses a combination of techniques to study ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs), GABA-A receptors and more recently, Na+ channels.McGill UniversityCanada
Chanda LabThe Chanda Lab is focusing on understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlie function of members of the voltage-gated ion channel family.Washington University School of MedicineUSA
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and BiophysicsThe Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics is focusing on understanding the physical and chemical principles underlying ion channel function.Rockefeller UniversityUSA
Laboratory of Intracellular Ion ChannelsThe Laboratory of Intracellular Ion Channels studies mitochondrial potassium channels.Nencki Institute of Experimental BiologyPoland
The Patapoutian LabThe Patapoutian Lab focuses on identifying and characterizing ion channels and other sensors that translate mechanical stimuli to chemical signals.Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Scripps ResearchUSA
Julius LabThe Julius Lab studies the molecular biology of sensory transduction and ion channels.University of California San FranciscoUSA
Jagger LabThe Jagger Lab studies mechanisms of cochlear homeostasis and sensory transduction, and the cellular basis of hearing loss in ciliary diseases.University College London, Ear InstituteUK
Khanna LabThe Khanna Lab aims to understand how ion channels, specifically, voltage-gated calcium and sodium channels, are regulated by novel protein interactions.New York University, College of DentistryUSA
Liman LabThe Liman Lab studies sensory ion channels with a particular focus on Otopetrin channels.University of Southern California DornsifeUSA
Serysheva LabThe Serysheva Lab focuses on structural and functional characterization of calcium channels.University of Texas Health Science Center, McGovern Medical SchoolUSA
The Obermair LabThe Obermair Lab investigates how brain nerve cells form synapses with each other and why they are critical for learning and memory formation.Karl Landsteiner UniversityAustria
Yang LabThe Yang Lab aims to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of ion and lipid transport across cell membranes and their impacts on health and treatment of disease.Duke University Medical CenterUSA
The Bianchi LabThe Bianchi Lab studies ion channels and transporters in glia-neuron functional interaction.University of Miami, Miller School of MedicineUSA
The Minor LabThe Minor Lab focuses on using functional, chemical, and structural approaches to uncover the molecular mechanisms by which diverse types of ion channels work, to develop new reagents that can manipulate ion channel function, and to understand the molecular mechanisms by which organisms resist toxins that target ion channels.Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California San FranciscoUSA
Moiseenkova-Bell LabThe Moiseenkova-Bell Lab is interested in understanding structure and function of TRP channels.University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of MedicineUSA
Grandl LabThe Grandl Lab focuses on rapid mechanotransduction enabled by force-gated ion channels. The Lab aims to explain how many individual force-gated ion channels function in concert and give rise to complex mechanotransduction in living cells.Duke UniversityUSA
Accardi LabThe Accardi Lab uses a combination of biophysical, structural and bioinformatic approaches to elucidate the structural and mechanistic underpinnings of ion and lipid transport. In particular, the focuses on two membrane protein families, the CLC channels and transporters and the TMEM16 channels and scramblases.Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell UniversityUSA
Ahern LabThe current research focus of the Ahern Lab is on the function and pharmacology voltage-gated sodium channels that drive the rapid upstroke of the action-potential throughout the body.University of IowaUSA
Haswell LabThe Haswell Lab aims to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which plant cells sense and respond to physical forces, with a particular focus on mechanosensitive ion channels.Center for Engineering Mechanobiology, Washington UniversityUSA
Du & Lü LabsThe Du & Lü Labs study the molecular mechanisms underlying chemosensation and temperature sensation.Van Andel InstituteUSA
The Lampert LabThe main focus of the Lampert Lab is on the biophysics of the voltage-gated sodium channel and how it affects excitable cells.Institute of Physiology, RWTH Aachen University HospitalGermany
Lückhoff LabResearch interests of the Lückhoff Lab include the molecular structure of cation channels, regulation of the calcium homeostatis in white blood cells, effect of anaesthetics on ion channels…Institute of Physiology, RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
The Goodman Wormsense LaboratoryBy developing new tools and analytical approaches to assess mechanoreceptor neurons, their ion channels and molecular signalling, the Goodman Wormsense Laboratory studies the molecular events that give rise to the sensation of touch and temperature using C. elegans nematodes as a model system.Stanford UniversityUSA
Van Petegem LabThe Van Petegem Lab studies the structure and function of ion channels.University of British ColumbiaCanada
Monteith LabThe Monteith Lab studies cellular signalling in disease and the identification of new drug targets.University of QueenslandAustralia
Lewis LabThe Lewis Lab researches the venoms of cone snails and spiders to better understand their evolution and potential as research tools and therapeutics to treat pain.University of QueenslandAustralia
King LabThe King Lab is exploring the venoms of spiders, centipedes, and scorpions to find novel peptides that can inhibit or activate ion channels.Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of QueenslandAustralia
Rash LabThe Rash Lab uses animal venoms as well as man-made drugs to help understand the function and modulation of various ion channels in health and disease.University of QueenslandAustralia
Qiu LabThe Qiu Lab employs a multi-disciplinary approach to discover novel ion channels, elucidate their physiological role, and aim to target them in diseases, including ischemic stroke, epilepsy and glioma.Johns Hopkins School of MedicineUSA
Carlson LabThe Carlson Lab studies signaling events in excitable cells. Specifically, the lab is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of fertilization.University of PittsburghUSA
Isacoff LabThe Isacoff Lab's research is focused in four intersecting and complementary areas: mechanisms of ion channel function, synapse development and plasticity, neural circuit function, and the design of novel probes for the optical detection of neuronal signaling.University of CaliforniaUSA
Malcolm LabThe Malcolm Lab studies bacterial mechanosensitive ion channels.University of North FloridaUSA
Y LabThe Y Lab aims to advance pharmacogenomics and precision medicine to treat diseases of the nervous system, promote functional recovery of injured spinal cord/brain, and originate satisfactory solutions to manage cancer and its neurological complications.Purdue UniversityUSA
Cordero-Vásquez Research GroupThe Cordero-Vásquez Research Group is centered on understanding the structural and molecular basis of ion channels involved in somatosensation and blood pressure regulation.University of Tennessee Health Science CenterUSA
Trudeau LabThe focus of the work in the Trudeau Lab is on voltage-activated potassium channels in the hERG-family of ion channels.University of Maryland School of MedicineUSA
Plested LabThe Plested Lab is interested in ion channel receptors and fast signalling in the nervous system.Humboldt University Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Molecular PharmacologyGermany
Jentsch LabThe Jentsch Lab investigates the functions of CLC chloride channels and transporters, KCNQ potassium channels, LRRC8/VRAC volume-regulated anion chennels, and TMEM206/ASOR acid-activated anion channels.Leibniz Institute for Molecular PharmacologyGermany
Baukrowitz LabThe Baukrowitz Lab is interested in structure-function relationship in members or the K2P-, Kv- and Kir potassium channel families.University of KielGermany
Benndorf LabThe main interest of the Benndorf Lab is to investigate the structure-function relationships in ligand-gated ion channels using electrophysiological, optical, molecular­biological and mathematical methods.Institute of Physiology II, Jena University HospitalGermany
Latorre LabThe Latorre Lab studies the gating mechanisms of TRP and potassium channels.Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso, Universidad de ValparaísoChile
Torres LabThe Torres Lab is interested in the study of structural and functional properties of ion channels with a focus on voltage and calcium activated potassium channel and TRP channels.Pontificia Universidad JaverianaColombia
Bezanilla LabThe main interest in the Bezanilla Lab is the search for the dynamics of the molecular correlates of the function in membrane transport proteins.University of ChicagoUSA
Ion Channel Structure -Function Research GroupThe Ion Channel Structure -Function Research Group studies structure-function of voltage-gated potassium channels.University of DebrecenHungary
Yan LabThe Yan Lab in interested in understanding the structural and chemical basis for membrane transport and lipid metabolism.Princeton UniversityUSA
Ren LabThe Ren Lab currently has two areas of research: 1) neuronal excitability and its implication in intellectual disability, and 2) lysosomal biology and its role in neurodegenerative diseases.University of PennsylvaniaUSA
Brohawn LabThe Brohawn Lab aims to discover how ion channels and transporters work at a detailed mechanistic level and what they do in a biological context.University of CaliforniaUSA
McNaughton LabThe McNaughton Lab investigates the cellular and molecular basis of sensations. The Lab's principal interests at present are in pain, thermal sensation and thermoregulation.Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King's College LondonUK
Sudha Chakrapani LabThe Sudha Chakrapani Lab seeks to uncover the molecular basis for fundamental processes of ion channel function that involves stimuli sensing, channel gating, ionic selectivity, and drug recognition and modulation.School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve UniversityUSA
Colecraft LabThe Colecraft Lab studies how voltage-gated calcium and potassium channels operate in both normal and disease states, and develops new molecules to regulate ion channel activity for potential therapeutic benefit.Columbia UniversityUSA
Ashcroft LabThe Ashcroft Lab focuses on ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels and their role in insulin secretion, in both health and disease.University of OxfordUK
Rohacs LabThe Rohacs Lab aims to understand the mechanism of the regulation of somatosensory ion channels activated by thermal and mechanical stimuli.Rutgers-New Jersey Medical SchoolUSA
Carnevale LabThe Carnevale Lab uses tools including molecular dynamics simulations, free energy calculations, and structural modeling to investigate the activation, gating, and modulation of ion channels, with a special focus on the TRP channel family.Institute for Computational Molecular Science, Temple UniversityUSA
Zakharian labThe Zakharian lab focuses on the structure-function relationship of the temperature-sensitive pain receptors, TRP channels, and their role in the sensory nervous system, regulation of neuroendocrine system, and development of various cancers.University of Illinois College of MedicineUSA
Channel Receptors LabThe Channel Receptor Laboratory aims to understand, at an atomic resolution, the molecular mechanism that regulates the function of ligand-gated channels.Institut PasteurFrance
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular PhysiologyThe Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Physiology studies the role of ion channels in breast cancer pathophysiology.University of Picardie Jules VerneFrance
Vénien-Bryan GroupVénien-Bryan group is focused on understanding the intimate relationship between ion channel structure and function.Sorbonne UniversityFrance
Ion channels and mineralization groupIon channels and mineralization group aims to study the physiological role of membrane proteins, ion channels and transporters, in healthy or pathological conditions.Côte d'Azur UniversityFrance
Ion channels and cardiopathies groupIon channels and cardiopathies group studies cardiac voltage-gated ion channels.L'institut du thorax, University of NantesFrance
Molecular and integrative mechanobiology groupMolecular and integrative mechanobiology group focuses on the molecular mechanisms by which cells sense and respond to mechanical signals.Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Côte d'Azur UniversityFrance