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Welcome to the Sudweeks Lab

Our Research Focus

Characterization of ligand-gated ion channels in neurotransmission. Ligand-gated ion channels are involved in normal synaptic communication and also in pathological conditions (e.g., epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, motor disorders, and schizophrenia). They are also the pharmacological targets in many therapeutic situations (e.g., general anesthetics, sedatives, antiemetics, and some novel analgesics). These ion channels are multi-subunit protein complexes that act as neurotransmitter receptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Sterling Sudweeks


Dr. Sterling Sudweeks

3045  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-8752
sns34@byu.edu
Cell Biology and Physiology Professor
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Sterling Sudweeks Lab