Bringing together investigators with varied expertise in epithelial transport and cell signaling regulation of ion channels/transporters with clinicians focused on disease process, the Epithelial Physiology and Cell biology Workshop stimulates collaborations and catalyzes scientific progress, as has been exemplified by the successes of the previous meetings. This workshop is held annually (since 2004) in Telluride, Colorado with logistical meeting support provided by the Telluride Science Research Center. The cutting edge nature of topics to be presented is reflected in the co-organizers involved, Drs. John Cuppoletti, My N. Helms, Thomas Kleyman, Peter Snyder, and a diverse range of speakers. Topics will include (but is not limited to) the role of free radicals in ion transport, molecular modeling of sodium channels based on the X-ray crystal structure of acid sensing ion channels, and the potential use of prostone based compounds to target chloride channels. Participation by junior researchers in this workshop will also be enhanced through a proposed Research Recognition Travel Award.

Public Health Relevance

The annual Epithelial Physiology and Cell Biology Workshop, held in conjunction with the Telluride Science Research Center, sets new direction for scientific research. The primary goal of this workshop is to meet, discuss, and disseminate information related to the role of ion channel and transporter dysfunction in human health and disease. The co-PIs request R13 funds that will defray the cost of travel for trainees who wish to attend this cutting edge scientific workshop.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Conference (R13)
Project #
1R13DK103532-01
Application #
8785761
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDK1)
Program Officer
Shepherd, Aliecia
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Emory University
Department
Pediatrics
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
City
Atlanta
State
GA
Country
United States
Zip Code
30322