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School of Pharmacy

Karen Mruk

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Science

Karen Mruk

Contact
kmruk@uwyo.edu

Education 
2012-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
2012, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
2003, BA, Drew University

Links
https://www.uwyo.edu/mruklab/
https://twitter.com/MrukKaren
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmruk/

 

Bio

Dr. Mruk received her Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at UMass Medical School. She was a Craig H. Neilsen postdoctoral fellow with Professor James Chen at Stanford University. Her past research focused on using chemical tools to probe nervous system function including: understanding how potassium channels in the nervous system play a role in various afflictions such as epilepsy and developing optogenetic models to model spinal cord injury in zebrafish.

Currently, her lab focuses on nervous system injury, degeneration and regeneration using zebrafish as a model. Zebrafish have a remarkable regenerative capacity, and the lab is interested in understand the role bioelectricity plays in this process and genetic factors that govern this process.

 


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