Professor Lutz Birnbaumer
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
Molecular makeup and physiology of TRPC channels
Lutz Birnbaumer, Ph.D., heads the Transmembrane Signaling Group within the Laboratory of Neurobiology. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires in 1966. He has published over 320 peer-reviewed articles in leading biomedical journals, as well as close to 150 reviews and book chapters. His research has led to major discoveries about the
nature and physiological significance of membrane signalling through G protein coupled receptors, calcium signalling, and TRPC channels, including the initial cloning of the mammalian TRPC channels in 1995-1996. Reflecting the outstanding impact of his research, Birnbaumer has the extraordinary distinction of having 33,000 citations, an average citation per peer reviewed publication of 89 and an H factor of 93. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.