Michael Grabe, PhD

Associate Prof in Residence
Phone: +1 415 502-2874

555 Mission Bay Blvd South, Rm 452T
UCSF Box 3122
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States

Joint appointments

What I do

My lab uses computational methods to understand biological phenomena. We are primarily interested in ion transport across cellular membranes. We wish to understand the molecular workings of ion channels and transporters as well as how these proteins work together to regulate ion homeostasis in excitable cells and intracellular organelles such as the lysosome. We are also interested in the role that membrane proteins play in controlling the intrinsic shape of organelles.

My research expertise

Membrane channels and transporters, Molecular simulation, Continuum electrostatics and elasticity theory

Degrees

PhD, Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2002
ScB, Mathematics-Physics, Brown University, 1996

Biography

The Grabe lab uses computational methods to understand biological phenomena. We are primarily interested in ion and small molecule transport across cellular membranes. We wish to understand the molecular workings of ion channels and transporters as well as how these proteins work together to regulate ion homeostasis in excitable cells and intracellular organelles such as the lysosome. We are also interested in the role that membrane proteins play in controlling the intrinsic shape of organelles.