Chen Gu

Chen Gu, PhD

Chen Gu

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology


182 Rightmire Hall
1060 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Molecular and Celluar Neuroscience
  • Neurotrauma, Neurological Disorders, and Gene/Clinical Therapies
  • Stress and Neuroimmunology


  • Postdoctoral Training: University of California, San Francisco
  • PhD: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Current Research Description

My laboratory studies the mechanism and function of neuronal electrical signaling in health and disease. In particular, we focus on understanding ion channel regulation related to concussive brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and alcohol abuse. Currently, we are working on the following three projects:

  1. Mechanosensitive ion channels and their roles in mild traumatic brain injury.
  2. Activity-dependent regulation of myelination in the brain.
  3. Regulation of voltage-gated ion channels in fast-spiking neurons.

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