University of Otago.Department of Physiology.Department of Physiology.

Fronius Lab

Dr Martin Fronius

Martin Fronius

Senior Lecturer

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 471 6081
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: martin.fronius@otago.ac.nz

Member of Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology and Membrane & Ion Transport.

Research interests

Research in my lab focuses on the function and regulation of ion channels with particular emphasis on:

Clinical conditions and Keywords

Hypertension, Cardiovascular disease, Pulmonary oedema, Cystic fibrosis, pain/touch sensation, epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC), CFTR, mechanotransduction

Expertise

Technical expertise of the lab: Electrophysiology (patch-clamp, Ussing chamber, microelectrode recordings); Pressure myography; Electron microscopy.

Projects

Current funding

Lab personnel

Dr Zoe Ashley

Zoe Ashley

Jan-Peter Baldin

Jan-Peter Baldin

Daniel Barth

Daniel Barth

Michael Jennings

Michael Jennings

Pinky Lal

Pinky Lal

Sama Mugloo

Sama Mugloo

Eugene Saw

Eugene Saw


Selected publications

Reviews

Teaching

Dr Zoe Ashley

Zoe Ashley

Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4703415
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: zoe.ashley@otago.ac.nz

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Jan-Peter Baldin

Jan-Peter Baldin

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: balja072@student.otago.ac.nz

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Daniel Barth

Daniel Barth

PhD Student/Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: barda933@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: Characterising the effect of shear force on the activity of epithelial sodium and acid sensing ion channels

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Michael Jennings

Michael Jennings

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: michael.jennings@otago.ac.nz

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Pinky Lal

Pinky Lal

BSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: lalpi755@student.otago.ac.nz

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Sama Mugloo

Sama Mugloo

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: mugsa771@student.otago.ac.nz

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Eugene Saw

Eugene Saw

PhD Student/Research Assistant

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7512
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: saweu240@student.otago.ac.nz

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I am passionately devoted to the study of life, and particularly to the higher forms of life. For me the one great question that has dominated my life is: "What am I?" What is the meaning of this marvelous gift of life? The more we know, the more the mystery grows.

Sir John Eccles - The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1963