Carol Deutsch, PhD

Professor of Physiology

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The Deutsch laboratory has had a long-standing interest in the biophysics and physiology of potassium ion channels. Carol Deutsch, PhD is an expert in the electrophysiology of Kv potassium channels, publishing in this area for many years. More recently she instigated and pioneered comprehensive investigations of Kv biogenesis and the physico-chemical properties of the ribosomal exit tunnel. The Deutsch laboratory is the only one studying the early stages of folding of Kv proteins and one of a few laboratories studying the functional biophysical properties of the exit tunnel.

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Zhe Lu, MD, PhD

Professor of Physiology

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The Lu lab is interested in the detailed mechanisms and regulation of ion channel permeation and gating. Zhe Lu, MD, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in studies of potassium channel ion permeation. In particular, the inward rectifier channels, where he has provided fundamental insights into the mechanisms of rectification, which have critical physiological implications. He has also made important discoveries regarding the roles of the lipid membrane and its modifications in regulating ion channel function, including potassium channels as well as the CFTR anion channel that when mutated causes cystic fibrosis.

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Benjamin Prosser, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physiology

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Benjamin Prosser, Ph.D. is a newly appointed Assistant Professor of Physiology. During his graduate and post-doctoral training, Ben investigated the mechanistic underpinnings of key problems in muscle physiology. His work has bridged several disciplines, departments and institutes, including physiology, cell biology, cardiovascular research, biophysics and engineering. He is an emerging leader in new, exciting aspects of the molecular physiology of cardiomyocyte function and signaling; with strong relevance for understanding basic mechanisms of cardiac function, with clear translational implications. Additionally, to achieve his research goals, he is developing and utilizing state-of-the-art imaging, as well as biophysical and biochemical technologies.

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News


  • November 30, 2018

  • Mike Ostap was interviewed by Science Friday about The Asymmetrical Self. Click here to listen!

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  • November 6, 2018

  • Ben Prosser and his lab's research into cardiovascular heart failure featured online in Penn Medicine News and Physics Today. Click HERE to read the Physics Today article!

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  • July 19, 2018

  • Ben Prosser and Ken Margulies's research featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Click HERE to read the full article!

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  • July 13, 2018

  • Paul Titchenell has won a McCabe Fellow Award! The McCabe Awards were established in 1969 by a generous gift from Thomas B. and Jeannette E. Laws McCabe to the Perelman School of Medicine. The purpose of this gift is to support junior faculty who initiate fresh and innovative biomedical, clinical, and surgical research projects.

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  • July 4, 2018

  • Saif Al-Qasem, visiting Assistant Professor in the Dominguez Lab was selected from 4,022 candidates as one of 18 finalists in the UAE Astronaut Training Program. While he did not move forward in the process, it remains a tremendous honor for his and the lab's research to be considered! Read more about the Program here!

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J. Kevin Foskett, PhD

Isaac Ott Professor

Chair of Physiology

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From Our Chair


Welcome to the Department of Physiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Our Department is devoted to research, training, and education and strives to push the boundaries of scientific discovery and academic development. The Department’s internationally recognized faculty, in conjunction with post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff, use innovative tools to uncover physical and chemical mechanisms of biological processes. Our frontiers span the molecular to organ level to determine how the human body functions in health and disease.

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Contact


  • 700 Clinical Research Building

  • 415 Curie Boulevard

  • Philadelphia, PA 19104-6085

  • tel: 215-898-8725

  • fax: 215-573-2273

  • phys@pennmedicine.upenn.edu