New ways of understanding cell biology through innovative electrophysiology

In the Labeed laboratory, we are fascinated by the role that tiny electrical signals play in the way that cells work.  This electrical control over cell activity – called cellular electrophysiology – is fundamental to the way muscles and nerves work, but also plays an important role in the function of most – perhaps all – cells. Using instruments of unparalleled accuracy and time resolution, we are able to explore the role of cellular electrophysiology in circadian rhythms – and the way in which that plays a role in the normal function in tissues such as blood, and the role it may play in diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and infections such as malaria.