Cell Section Masthead FINAL
Confocal immunocytochemistry images showing localization of P2Y2-R (green) with ?ENaC (red), and CFTR as apical membrane reference proteins and P2Y4-R (green) and P2Y6-R (green) receptors in or near the apical membrane of human mammary epithelial cellsPhotomicrograph taken at X100 magnification of enzymatically digested muscle fiber segment from old mdx EDL 58-112 weeksInteractome analysis of the regulated platelet phosphoproteomePresence of BK channel pore-forming a-subunit (BK-a) in urothelial cellsDisruption of the lens circulation causes calcium accumulation and precipitates in connexin mutant mice. DOI: 10.1152/ajpcell.00277.2017

The Cell and Molecular Physiology Section provides an organizational framework to promote and enhance excellence in the use of cellular and molecular approaches to physiological research. We encourage all our members to share their novel discoveries through Cell Section sponsored Featured Topics and Poster sessions at the annual Experimental Biology meeting and consider publishing their research in the American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology. We recognize section trainee achievements with an active awards program from undergraduate to early investigator levels. The Cell Section steering committee (see link below) has two representatives on the APS Joint Program Committee that actively participate in the organization and programming of the Experimental Biology meeting. We also have two representatives on the Trainee Advisory Committee that organize several events at the Experimental Biology meeting to foster interaction between trainees and established investigators. Please contact our Committee on Committees representative, Dr. Debbie Baines for more information if you are interested in serving as a Cell Section representative on an APS committee.

Message from the Section Chair:

Tempus fugit is Latin for “time flies”, and for me, that is definitely true! I cannot believe I am already halfway through my tenure as your section chair. I am happy to report that your steering committee has been working diligently all year and we are offering more travel awards for our trainees in 2018. I am especially proud to report that the Cell Section Awards dinner at EB has become a fantastic opportunity for trainees to network with established investigators and really become a meeting “go-to” event for great food, good conversation, and lots of fun. In 2017, 40% of the attendees were trainees and I hope to see even more people at The Harbor House San Diego on Monday, April 23, 2018. Please click the “CaMPs Banquet” link under the “In this section” banner to purchase your tickets early!

  Through the generosity of our membership, we are on track to increase our trainee endowment fund from $8,208.00 at the end of 2016 to nearly $18,000 by the end of this year. I want this momentum to continue so I will be contacting members with long-time section affiliation to start a second “dollar-for-dollar matching funds” campaign in early 2018. My hope is that with more long-time section member participation we can exponentially increase everyone’s donation.

If you ever considered donating to the Trainee Endowment Fund in the past but felt “my $20.00 donation won't make any difference!", then this is the time to donate. A $20.00 donation could be multiplied 10-20 fold and become $200.00 - $400.00 to the endowment fund.

If you want to become a sustaining member of the "matching funds challenge", please contact me (kenneth.gagnon@louisville.edu).

Kenneth Gagnon, Ph.D.
Chair – Cell and Molecular Physiology Section


Cell & Molecular Physiology Resources

Cell & Molecular Physiology Section Banquet

Cell & Molecular Physiology Section Banquet Link to Ticket Purchase Site

Cell & Molecular Physiology Section 2018 Banquet Menu

Harbor House Californian Buffet

Cell and Molecular Physiology Section Trainee Endowment Fund

The Cell and Molecular Physiology Section (Cell Section) has established an endowment fund to subsidize Cell Section dinner tickets for trainees and provide travel grants for trainees to present their research at national and international scientific meetings.

Guidelines for Writing Successful Symposia & Featured Topic Proposals for EB

Cell & Molecular Physiology (CaMPS) Section Guidelines for Writing Successful Symposia & Featured Topic Proposals for EB

Statement of Organization & Procedures

Cell & Molecular Physiology Section Statement of Organization & Procedures (SOP)

Steering Committee

Cell & Molecular Physiology Section Steering Committee