Edward Stuenkel received a PhD based in Neuroscience from the University of Hawaii and conducted postdoctoral research at University of California, San Francisco and University of Michigan. Dr. Stuenkel advanced to Professor of Physiology within the Medical School at the University of Michigan. He is now Dean of the College of Health and Life Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
At the University of Michigan Dr Stuenkel also served as Director of the Neuroscience Doctoral Program. He was director of NIH supported educational training programs in neuroscience and in targeting success for students of diversity in graduate education. Dr. Stuenkel received an award for Outstanding Faculty Service in Neuroscience. He was Director of an International Graduate Education Initiative and key to leadership of a NSF supported program directed at Advancement of Neurotechnology.
NIH awards have funded Dr. Stuenkel’s research in neuroscience since 1993, with additional funding received from ADA, NSF, and AHA. He served as a regular member of a NIH study section and served as editorial board member of the Biophysical Journal. His research appears in more than 85 published articles and 6 book chapters. For his contributions to Molecular Neuroscience, he is an elected Fellow of the AAAS.
Delineate molecular pathways that regulate the electrophysiological and biophysical properties of excitable membranes and relate these to dynamic modulation of neuronal excitability and neurotransmitter release. Understand the molecular components and mechanisms that operate to regulate cellular secretion of hormones and/or neurotransmitters in physiological and pathophysiological circumstances. Develop a functional map of molecular mechanisms that participate in different forms of synaptic plasticity to ultimately enable an understanding of cognition and promote effective development of therapeutics that address the myriad of mental health or neuropathological conditions where plasticity is compromised.
College of Health and Life Sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar2018 - present
Department of Physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.2002 - 2018
NSF PIRE, International Program for the Advancement of Neurotechnology2015 - 2018
Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Michigan2012 - 2018
Global Engagement of Doctoral Education Program, Medical School2011 - 2018
Exocytosis and Endocytosis Subgroup, Biophysical Society2011-2012
Biomedical Research Council, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI2008
Department of Physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI1996-2002
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI1991-2018
Department of Physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI1990-1996
University of Hawaii1978-1983
University of Nevada1976-1978
South Dakota State University1973-1976
JBC, Feb 16;293(7):2232-2246, PubMed PMID 29269412 Saldate, J.J., Shiau, J., Cazares, V.A., and E. L. Stuenkel2018
J. Neurosci. Feb 28;38(9):2207-2225, PubMed PMID:29311141 Henry, F., Wang, X., Serrano, D., Perez, A., Carruthers, C., Stuenkel. E., and M. Sutton2018
J. Neuroscience 2016 36(44):11208-11222; PubMed PMID: 27807164 PMCID :PMC5148239 Cazares V.A., Njus M M., Manly A., Saldate J.J., Subramani A. et al2016
Cell Reports 12, 1-9. PMCID: PMC 4423933 Ben-Simon, Y., Rodenas-Ruano, A., Alviña, K., Lam, A.D., Stuenkel, E.L., Castillo, P.E., and U. Ashery2015
Traffic. 2014 Sep;15(9):997-1015. PMCID: PMC4140954 Cazares VA, Subramani A, Saldate JJ, Hoerauf W, Stuenkel EL2014
J Biol Chem. 2011 Apr 22;286(16):14542-53. PMCID: PMC3077652 Williams AL, Bielopolski N, Meroz D, Lam AD, Passmore DR, et al2011
Biophys J. 2010 Aug 9;99(4):1311-20. PMCID: PMC2920663 Lam AD, Ismail S, Wu R, Yizhar O, Passmore DR, et al2010
Mol Biol Cell. 2008 Feb;19(2):485-97. PMCID: PMC2230580 Lam AD, Tryoen-Toth P, Tsai B, Vitale N, Stuenkel EL2008
Nature. 1986 Jan 30-Feb 5;319(6052):410-2. PMID: 2418363 Lemos JR, Nordmann JJ, Cooke IM, Stuenkel EL1986