Anita L. Zimmerman Professor of Medical Science, Vice Chair of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology, Graduate Program Director for the Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology Program

Dr. Zimmerman received a BS in Zoology in 1978 at the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Physiology & Biophysics in 1982 at the University of Miami Medical School, with advisors Dr. Birgit Rose and Dr. Karl Magleby. Her PhD thesis project was on the mechanism of cell-to-cell communication via gap junctions. Before arriving at Brown in 1987, she obtained postdoctoral training with Dr. Denis Baylor in Neurobiology at Stanford Medical School, where she began studying ion channels and visual transduction in rods and cones. At Brown, she has continued to study ion channel biophysics, regulation and function in sensory transduction. Dr. Zimmerman teaches cellular neurophysiology and biophysics to medical students, as well as to graduate and undergraduate students. She is Professor and Vice Chair of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology (MPPB), and Director of the Graduate Program in Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology.

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