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Our current research focuses on identifying and characterizing ion channels and other sensors that translate mechanical stimuli to chemical signals. These sensors are the basis of how we sense touch, pain, sound, and blood flow. We have recently cloned and characterized Piezos, members of a novel cation channel family that respond to mechanical stimuli, and Swell1, an anion channel activated by increase in cell volume.

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