Paul H. Schlesinger, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology

Research Interests

We study several areas that focus on cell membrane function. This includes activation, and in-membrane dynamics of BCl-2 family proteins, the critical arbiters of cell death in humans, pore forming antimicrobial peptides, membrane repair, perflurocarbon nano-delivery systems, malaria parasite host/cell interactions. Recently we have initated a project on collagen mineralization during bone formation and repair in humans. 

Professional Education
  • BS: The University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1966, Chemistry
  • MD: The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1970, Medicine
  • PhD: The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1973, Biochemistry
  • Postdoc: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1974-1977, Physiology