Quinnipiac University
Lise R. Thomas

Professor of Biology

Chair of Biological Sciences

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.

Education

  • BA, Swarthmore College
  • PHD, Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

  • Cellular Neurobiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Ion channels
  • Membrane transport proteins
  • Protein purification

Organization

  • Biological Sciences

Office Location

  • Tator Hall 119J

Mail Drop

  • BC-SCI

Experience

Quinnipiac University

Professor of Biology

Hamden, CT USA

2016 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Chair of Biological Sciences

Hamden, CT USA

2015 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Associate Professor

Hamden, CT USA

2007 - 2016

Yale University

Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

New Haven, CT USA

2004 - 2007

Yale University

Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

New Haven, CT USA

1999 - 2004

Brandeis University

Postdoctoral Researcher

Waltham, MA USA

1994 - 1999