Dr. Lise Thomas focuses on molecular and cellular neuroscience. At Quinnipiac, her teaching has included Neurobiology, Cellular Physiology, Cell Communication, and Graduate Protein Laboratory. Dr. Thomas has served as Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences since 2015.
Dr. Thomas completed her B.A. with double majors in Biology and Mathematics from Swarthmore College, her M.S in Pharmacology from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University, and postdoctoral research in Biochemistry at Brandeis University.
Research in the Thomas lab has focused on the structure and function of ion channel proteins. The lab is particularly interested in understanding how the channel proteins respond to cellular signals, and uses both bacterial and yeast cells as model organisms.