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: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 1966, Chemistry
  • MD: University of Chicago, 1970, Medicine
  • PhD: University of Chicago, 1973, Biochemistry
  • Postdoc: Washington University in St. Louis, 1974-1977, Physiology