Chetkovich, Dane, MD, PhD

Information

Name

Chetkovich, Dane, MD, PhD

Title

Professor

Email

d-chetkovich@northwestern.edu

Office Phone

312-503-4362

Office Fax

312-503-0872

Department

Neurology

Office

Chicago

Areas of Research

Cell Biology, Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease

NU Scholar Profile

https://northwestern.pure.elsevier.com/en/persons/9611e14f-3781-4436-96ac-2e28cf30267e

Recent Publications on PubMed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Chetkovich%2C%20Dane%5BFull%20Author%20Name%5D&cmd=DetailsSearch

Current Research

Current Research

Dr. Chetkovich’s current research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that underlie the targeting of ion channels to synapses and other specialized areas of the dendrites of neurons. In particular, the lab is interested in the synaptic targeting of ligand and voltage-gated ion channels, molecules responsible for controlling communication in the brain of mammals. The laboratory’s approach utilizes a variety of cellular, molecular and electrophysiological tools to address the mechanisms by which ion channels are targeted to dendrites, as well as the role that this targeting plays in synaptic structure and function as it pertains to epilepsy and disorders of learning and memory such as Autism and Alzheimer’s disease.