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Sudweeks, Sterling

Associate Professor
Physiology & Developmental Biology
Email: sns34@byu.edu

3045 LSB
Provo, Utah 84602

(801) 422-8752

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
Winter 2019

  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 023
  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 009
  • NEURO 689R: Teaching or Research Practicum Section 001
  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 015
  • PDBIO 363: Adv Physiology Lab Section 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 016
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undergraduate Research Section 015, 022

Fall 2018

  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 022
  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 003
  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 014, 022
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undergraduate Research Section 014
  • PDBIO 561: Physiology of Drug Mechanisms Section 001
  • PDBIO 568: Biophysics Section 001
  • PDBIO 601: Cell & Molecular Physiology Section 001

Summer 2018

  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 020
  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 006
  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 014
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 014

Spring 2018

  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 020
  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 007
  • PDBIO 362: Advanced Physiology Section 001
  • PDBIO 363: Adv Physiology Lab Section 001, 002, 003, 004, 005
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 014
  • PDBIO 689R: Practicum LfSci Tchg or Resrch Section 001