Stephen Baylor

Emeritus Professor


A303 Richards Building

3700 Hamilton Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Description

This cell physiology laboratory studies excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling in vertebrate skeletal muscle and the role of the calcium ion (Ca) as an intracellular chemical messenger. The methodology relies on optical, electrical and mechanical measurements from living single muscle fibers. Current work tests hypotheses about calcium and E-C coupling in a number of vertebrate fiber types, including twitch fibers of frog, slow-twitch and fast twitch fibers of mouse, and superfast fibers of fish.

Degrees & Education

BA, Knox College, 1965

MA, University of Illinois, 1966

MD, Stanford University, 1971

Honors & Awards

1989-1996 Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

1990 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching of the Basic Sciences

1978-1983 Established Investigator of the American Heart Association

Other Perelman School of Medicine Affiliations

Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences

Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group

Neurosciences Graduate Group

Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

Professional Affiliations

Biophysical Society

Society of General Physiologists

Recent Publications
January 1, 2020
Computational Cell Physiology: With Examples In Python
Stephen Baylor, M.D.
ISBN: 978-1661705145
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