Dr Jonathan Lippiat

Profile

I joined the University of Leeds in 2004. I obtained my PhD from the University of Leicester in 2001, before undertaking postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford. In 2002 I was elected a Junior Research Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford.

Responsibilities

  • Research Group Leader
  • Programme Leader

Research interests

I have wide-ranging interests in ion channel properties, structure, and pharmacology. We mainly focus on potassium channels, but also conduct research on calcium channels, chloride channels and transporters. Much of our research is based on ion channels that have been implicated in human disorders or can be targetted by potential therapeutics.

Current projects include:

  1. 1. Identification and characterisation of ion channel-binding Affimer proteins
  2. 2. KNa1.1 channels, KCNT1, and epilepsy
  3. 3. Structural studies of human ion channels
  4. 4. Potassium channel pharmacology
  5. 5. CLC-5 function, Dent's diease, and endocytosis
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Qualifications

  • PhD Cell Physiology & Pharmacology
  • BSc Biological Sciences (Physiology, Sandwich)

Professional memberships

  • British Pharmacological Society
  • The Physiological Society

Student education

I am the Programme Leader for Human Physiology undergraduate degrees and a core member of the Pharmacology teaching team.


Studentship information

Undergraduate project topics:

  • Undergraduate research projects involve investigating the pharmacology and physiological roles of human ion channels and transporters.

Postgraduate studentship areas:

  • Applications are welcome for postgraduate research projects on ion channels and transporters in any of these areas, leading to the degree of PhD or MSc by Research. Please contact by email for more information.

See also:

Research groups and institutes

  • Integrative Membrane Biology
  • Neuroscience

Current postgraduate research students

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-opportunities">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>