Sudweeks, Sterling

Physiology & Developmental Biology

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Website: http://bacs.byu.edu/FacStaff/?ID=126

3045  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-8752

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Biography
1992. B.S. Microbiology (Molecular Biology), BYU
1997. Ph.D. Pharmacology, Univ. of Utah
1997-2001. Postdoctoral fellowship, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, RTP NC
2014, February - July, visiting professor, Laboratory of Dr. Jie Wu, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
 Teaching Interests
Physiology, Pharmacology, Biophysics, & Neuroscience
 Research Interests
Characterization of ligand-gated ion channels in neurotransmission. Ligand-gated ion channels are involved in normal synaptic communication and also in pathological conditions (e.g., epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, motor disorders, and schizophrenia). They are also the pharmacological targets in many therapeutic situations (e.g., general anesthetics, sedatives, antiemetics, and some novel analgesics). These ion channels are multi-subunit protein complexes that act as neurotransmitter receptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
 Courses Taught

Spring 2017
  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 007
  • NEURO 799R: Doctoral Dissertation Section 005
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 014
Winter 2017
  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 021
  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 009
  • NEURO 799R: Doctoral Dissertation Section 007
  • PDBIO 363: Adv Physiology Lab Section 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 015, 016
  • PDBIO 494R: Undergraduate Research Section 015
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 015
  • PDBIO 650R: Molecular Neuroscience Section 005
Fall 2016
  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 019
  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 003
  • NEURO 799R: Doctoral Dissertation Section 008
  • PDBIO 494R: Undergraduate Research Section 015
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 015
  • PDBIO 561: Physiology of Drug Mechanisms Section 001
  • PDBIO 568: Biophysics Section 001
Summer 2016
  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 021
  • NEURO 799R: Doctoral Dissertation Section 005
  • PDBIO 494R: Undergraduate Research Section 016
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 016

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