Seminar – Rajesh Khanna, Ph.D.

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November 9, 2022 at 12 Noon


MED 444B

Event Details:



Wednesday, October 19, 2022

12:00pm – 444B LSOM

Rajesh Khanna, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Pathobiology
Director, NYU Pain Center
NYU Dentistry




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The focus of my laboratory's research is to understand how ion channels, specifically, voltage-gated calcium and sodium channels, are regulated by novel protein interactions. Recent studies in my laboratory have focused on targeting protein-protein interactions with biologics (peptide aptamers) and small molecules; testing the activity of these novel chemical entities in biochemical and immunofluorescent-based assays of trafficking; examining their protein interaction signatures; testing them with whole cell voltage-clamp electrophysiology and voltage- and calcium sensitive fluorescence-based imaging. Regulating these protein networks to modulate the activity of ion channels in neurodegenerative diseases (chronic pain, migraine, and neurofibromatosis) is a key focus of the laboratory.