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Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics




 Welcome to the Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The department consists of an interactive group of faculty, staff, postdoctoral trainees and students. Our central missions are high-quality biomedical research, education of medical and graduate students and service to the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Health Sciences Center as a whole. Our main research interest are biological membranes and membrane proteins, with a focus on molecular mechanisms in health and disease, as well as applications to medicine and biotechnology. Our department has a state-of-the-art Membrane Protein Core Laboratory that provides support to our laboratories and other laboratories across TTUHSC and TTU. Our department also houses the multidisciplinary Center for Membrane Protein Research, which involves faculty from seven departments at TTUHSC and TTU. I welcome you again and encourage you to contact us if you need additional information. 

Guillermo Altenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics

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