Isabel Larre', PhD
My research includes the regulation of the function and the molecular composition of tight junctions by the Na/K-ATPase ligand ouabain, which is the foundation of this proposed research. In addition, I have had numerous fruitful collaborations with other researchers in the field of gap junctions. These accomplishments demonstrate my ability to participate in productive-collaborative teams requiring frequent communication among project members to define realistic research goals and to publish papers. I was invited to write book chapters detailing techniques for studying tight junction. As a junior investigator at MIIR and in Marshall University School of Medicine, my interest is to study how sodium pump regulates epithelial phenotype.