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Anthony                        Auerbach

Anthony L. Auerbach PhD

Department of Physiology and Biophysics


Professional Summary:

Synapses are the primary points of communication between cells of the nervous system. Our laboratory is interested in synaptic receptors and ion channels. We study the molecular events that constitute agonist binding, receptor activation and ion permeation. Our research combines the approaches of pharmacology, enzymology, structural and molecular
biology, electrophysiology, and mathematical modeling. Our primary goal is to understand the molecular operation of these membrane proteins in the context of their physiological roles. We also study the biophysical basis of ion channel diseases.
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Education and Training:
  • PhD, Neuroscience, University of Oregon (1978)
  • BS, Biochemistry, University of California at Santa Barbara (1972)
  • Professor, University at Buffalo (1998-present)
  • Associate Professor, University at Buffalo (1992–1998)
  • Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (1987–1992)
  • Research Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (1983–1987)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, University at Buffalo (1981–1983)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Neurobiology, Institute of Neurobiology San Juan, PR, Institute of Neurobiology, Puerto Rico (1978–1981)
Awards and Honors:
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities (2012)
  • Javits Award (2006-2014) (2006)
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Research (2003)
  • Chair, NIH Study Section BSCT (2003)
  • SUNY Research Achievement Award (2002)
  • Javits Award (1999-2006) (1999)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • June 2009–May 2014
    Engineering a Transmitter Binding Site
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • April 1986–March 2014
    Multiple Activity Patterns of Acetylcholine Receptors
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Contact Information

315 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3573

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