Grigory I. Maksaev, PhD

Instructor in Cell Biology & Physiology

Research Interests

Structure, function and regulation of mechanosensitive ion channels.

Professional Education
  • MS: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1998, Applied Physics and Mathematics
  • PhD: Moscow State University, 2002, Biophysics
  • Postdoc: University of Maryland-College Park, 2010, Pathology
  • Postdoc: Washington University in St. Louis, 2017, Biology
Laboratory Affiliation

Nichols Lab

BJC Institute of Health

Research in my laboratory is focused on the biology of ion channels. We develop, introduce and use a wide range of molecular biological and biophysical approaches, as well as in vivo gene manipulation to address questions in proteins, cells and animals, and now in humans. These efforts are leading us to detailed understanding of both molecular mechanisms of channel activity, and roles of ion channels in multiple disease processes including diabetes, heart failure, pulmonary disease and epilepsy.