Stephen D. Meriney

Stephen D. Meriney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Depts. of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

B.A., Zoology, University of New Hampshire
Ph.D., Physiology/Neuroscience, University of Connecticut
Post-doc Training: Synaptic physiology and biophysics, Dr. Alan Grinnell, UCLA School of Medicine

Role at the University of Pittsburgh
Microphysiological research

Dr. Meriney is a physiologist with research interests in ion channel function and modulation, and the regulation of transmitter release from nerve terminals. His laboratory uses various model organisms to study synaptic physiology and ion channel function including two frog species (Rana pipiens and Xenopus laevis) that provide the physiological data used in some MCell microphysiological modeling. Currently, students in Dr. Meriney's laboratory use MCell modeling approaches to test mechanistic hypotheses to help explain some effects of pharmacologic agents on transmitter release and short-term plasticity at the synapse.

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