Voltage-gated calcium channels and their roles in disease

I will discuss the many functions of the voltage-gated calcium channel family, the role of their auxiliary subunits, what is known about their structures, their roles in disease and as drug targets.

Annette Dolphin received her BA in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry, Class I) from the University of Oxford and her PhD from University of London, Institute of Psychiatry. She then held postdoctoral fellowships at the College de France in Paris, and at Yale University, before returning to UK to the National Institute for Medical Research, London; followed by a lecturer position in the Pharmacology Department of St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London University. She was appointed Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London University in 1990, and moved to University College London in 1997. She is Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at UCL. She was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1999, and the Royal Society in 2015. She is currently a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator