Sharona Gordon


University of Washington

Biophysical and Structural Biology

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions


Ion channels, fluorescence methods, pain

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Health Science Building Room: I-312 Box: 357290 Phone: 206-616-4861 http://www.BelowTheWaterline.org/

Research Summary

The Gordon lab is interested in the way proteins work as molecular machines. How does a single protein molecule measure many environmental factors and do a calculation based on those factors? The sensory transduction ion channels in the TRP family have multiple sensing domains, including for temperature, noxious chemicals, and lipid signals. The single output of TRP channels, their open probability, is determined by the energetics by which each sensing domain is coupled to the channel pore. In the Gordon lab, we use state-of-the-art biophysical approaches to understanding TRP channels.

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