Weill Cornell Medical College The Rockefeller University Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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TPCB Faculty

Roderick MacKinnon, MD

Rockefeller University


MD, 1982, Tufts University School of Medicine

BA, 1978, Brandeis University


2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

HHMI Investigator

Member, National Academy of Science

Research Topics

  • Bioactive Small Molecules
    • Chemical probe development
  • Macromolecular Structure and Function
    • X-ray crystallography
    • NMR spectroscopy
  • Electrophysiology

Therapeutic Areas

  • Neuroscience

photoElectrical signals play many roles in the body. They control the pace of the heart, regulate the secretion of hormones into the bloodstream and transfer information from one cell to the next in the nervous system. The MacKinnon lab’s research is aimed at understanding the physical and chemical principles underlying electricity in biology, particularly the ┬ápassage of inorganic ions, such as potassium and chloride, across cell membranes.

Read more about Prof. MacKinnon’s research on the Rockefeller website

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