Viewing things the way the channel does: Karl Magleby

A conversation with Karl Magleby on short-term synaptic plasticity, discovering BK, and viewing things the way a channel does.

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Key words: synaptic plasticity, facilitation, augmentation, potentiation, BK, calcium-activated K channel

A well-channeled journey from heart to brain: Dick Tsien

A conversation with Dick Tsien on moving from cardiac physiology to LTP in a half-dozen years, conformational signaling by channels, and being a physiologist in the UK when Hodgkin, Huxley, and Katz were all doing experiments

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Key words: cardiac physiology, neuroscience, LTP, calcium channels, N-type channels, Denis Noble, Alan Hodgkin

Why we don’t twitch when we smoke: Henry Lester

A conversation with Henry Lester on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, inside-out pharmacology, teaching MOOCs, and Richard Feynman’s thoughts about single-channel recording.

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Key words: nicotine, nAChR, nicotinic receptor, inside-out pharmacology, MOOCs