Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

  • United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Penn State College of Medicine provides outstanding training opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing a career in the cellular, molecular and/or metabolic aspects of physiology. The department offers a faculty of international reputation along with modern, well-equipped laboratories in a beautiful setting conducive to outstanding academic achievement and research productivity.

The research laboratories of individual department faculty members encompass a total of approximately 22,000 square feet. These facilities are well-equipped with modern analytical instruments.

The service activities of the faculty include membership and leadership on the committees of the University and on peer review committees at the national and international levels. Department members serve as editor or associate editor of the major journals in their areas of expertise. Several additional department members serve on major editorial boards including those of the American Journal of Physiology, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Biochemical Journal and the International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Service in advisory groups and national study sections is also extensive.

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    Sarah Bronson, PhD

    Person: Academic

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    Research Output

    Angiotensin-(1-7) Attenuates Protein O-GlcNAcylation in the Retina by EPAC/Rap1-Dependent Inhibition of O-GlcNAc Transferase

    Dierschke, S. K., Toro, A. L., Barber, A. J., Arnold, A. C. & Dennis, M. D., Feb 7 2020, In : Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 61, 2, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Author Correction: Engineering a humanized telomerase reverse transcriptase gene in mouse embryonic stem cells (Scientific Reports, (2019), 9, 1, (9683), 10.1038/s41598-019-46160-5)

    Cheng, D., Zhao, Y., Zhang, F., Zhang, J., Wang, S. & Zhu, J., Dec 1 2020, In : Scientific reports. 10, 1, 1181.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • Context-dependent activation of SIRT3 is necessary for anchorage-independent survival and metastasis of ovarian cancer cells

    Kim, Y. S., Gupta Vallur, P., Jones, V. M., Worley, B. L., Shimko, S., Shin, D. H., Crawford, L. T. C., Chen, C. W., Aird, K. M., Abraham, T., Shepherd, T. G., Warrick, J. I., Lee, N. Y., Phaeton, R., Mythreye, K. & Hempel, N., Feb 20 2020, In : Oncogene. 39, 8, p. 1619-1633 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Differentiation of Adipose Tissue–Derived CD34+/CD31− Cells into Endothelial Cells In Vitro

    Forghani, A., Koduru, S. V., Chen, C., Leberfinger, A. N., Ravnic, D. J. & Hayes, D. J., Mar 1 2020, In : Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine. 6, 1, p. 101-110 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Donor surfactant protein A2 polymorphism and lung transplant survival

    D'Ovidio, F., Floros, J., Aramini, B., Lederer, D., DiAngelo, S. L., Arcasoy, S., Sonett, J. R., Robbins, H., Shah, L., Costa, J. & Urso, A., Mar 1 2020, In : European Respiratory Journal. 55, 3, 1900618.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Exercise Attenuates Ribosomal Protein Six Phosphorylation in Fatty Liver Disease

    Stine, J. G., Xu, D., Schmitz, K., Sciamanna, C. & Kimball, S. R., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Digestive Diseases and Sciences.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Exhortation to lose weight prior to complex ventral hernia repair: Nudge or noodge?

    Ssentongo, P., DeLong, C. G., Ssentongo, A. E., Pauli, E. M. & Soybel, D. I., Jan 2020, In : American Journal of Surgery. 219, 1, p. 136-139 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Hypermethylation of FOXA1 and allelic loss of PTEN drive squamous differentiation and promote heterogeneity in bladder cancer

    Osei-Amponsa, V., Buckwalter, J. M., Shuman, L., Zheng, Z., Yamashita, H., Walter, V., Wildermuth, T., Ellis-Mohl, J., Liu, C., Warrick, J. I., Shantz, L. M., Feehan, R. P., Al-Ahmadie, H., Mendelsohn, C., Raman, J. D., Kaestner, K. H., Wu, X. R. & DeGraff, D. J., Feb 6 2020, In : Oncogene. 39, 6, p. 1302-1317 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    IL-37/ STAT3/ HIF-1α negative feedback signaling drives gemcitabine resistance in pancreatic cancer

    Zhao, T., Jin, F., Xiao, D., Wang, H., Huang, C., Wang, X., Gao, S., Liu, J., Yang, S. & Hao, J., Jan 1 2020, In : Theranostics. 10, 9, p. 4088-4100 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Intracellular vesicle clusters are organelles that synthesize extracellular vesicle-associated cargo proteins in yeast

    Winters, C. M., Hong-Brown, L. Q. & Chiang, H. L., Feb 28 2020, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 295, 9, p. 2650-2663 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations


  • Targeting the Etiology of Diabetic Retinopathy

    Dennis, M.


    Project: Research project

    A novel role of fascin in cancer metastasis

    Yang, S.


    Project: Research project