Calcium signaling in the heart: Don Bers

A conversation with Don Bers on calcium signaling and compartmentation in cardiac myocytes.

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Key words: calcium, cardiomyocytes, cardiac contractility, calcium compartmentation, arrhythmias, CaM kinase

Jumping into the unknown: Rich Lewis

A conversation with Richard Lewis on electrical resonance in hair cells, channels and signals in T cells, papayas in the lab, and following your nose.

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Key words: calcium, T cell, Hair cell, Papain, Orai, STIM, CRAC channels

Molecular hermeneutics and unusual sorbets: Barbara Ehrlich

A conversation with Barbara Ehrlich on calcium signaling, interpreting Truth, and what’s wrong with green apple-wasabi sorbet.

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Key words: calcium, IP3 receptor, ryanodine receptor, polycystin-2, paramecium, molecular hermeneutics, taxol, lithium, NCS-1, peripheral neuropathy

In search of the unexpected: David Clapham

A conversation with David Clapham, on where scientific curiosity can take you.


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Key words: calcium, sperm, mitochondria, cilia, TRPM7, GPCRs, CRAC, noise analysis, patch clamp, channels

Investigating calcium compartmentation and dynamics: Tullio Pozzan

A conversation with Tullio Pozzan on calcium compartmentation and dynamics, and signaling between the mitochondria and the ER.

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Key words: calcium, cAMP, mitochondria, endoplamic reticulum, calcium indicators