The multidisciplinary nature of our research interests involve the combined expertise of our collaborators and colleagues.


Dr. Hemmings' Lab

Bonnie A. Wallace, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics
Birkbeck, University of London

Dr. Bonnie A. Wallace is a leading biophysicist and an experienced researcher in voltage-gated ion channel structure and function. We work together to identify specific binding sites of volatile anesthetics on sodium channels using NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography.


Timothy A. Ryan, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry
Professor of Biochemistry in Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medicine 

Dr. Timothy A. Ryan is a leading neuroscientist with expertise in advanced imaging techniques integral to developing innovative and powerful approaches to investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurotransmitter release.


Olaf S. Andersen, MD

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Olaf S. Andersen is an experienced ion channel biophysicist assisting with our studies of the pharmacological modification of sodium channels by anesthetics as a model for potential lipid bilayer modulation of ion channel function.


Dr. Platholi's Lab

Francis S. Lee, MD, PhD

Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Professor of Molecular Biology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine
Chair and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian
Interim Director, Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology
Professor of Neuroscience, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine Professor of Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medicine

 Dr. Francis S. Lee is an experienced psychiatrist and neuroscientist with expertise in neuronal cell signaling, in vivo circuit function, and behavioral techniques. His collaboration is essential to investigating the role of BDNF signaling in anesthetic-mediated plasticity.


Teresa A. Milner, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Teresa A. Milner is an established neuroscientist and neuroanatomist with expertise in the structure and neurochemistry of the mammalian hippocampus. We work together to identify localization of neuronal proteins by immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy.


Diany Paola Calderon, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Brain and Mind Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Diany Paola Calderon is a leading neuroscientist with expertise in neuronal mechanisms involved in normal and pathological brain activity. As an experienced researcher in animal models, behavior, and anesthesia, she is integral in investigating the functional associations between the defects found in synaptic transmission/structure and the behavioral deficits in learning and memory following anesthesia.


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