Dr Jonathan Lippiat
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.
- Research Group Leader
- Programme Leader
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:
- Identification and characterisation of ion channel-binding Affimer proteins
- KNa1.1 channels, KCNT1, and epilepsy
- Structural studies of human ion channels
- Potassium channel pharmacology, structure-based drug discovery
- Genome editing model human cells with patient-specific mutations.
- CLC-5 function, Dent's diease, and endocytosis
- Conventional and automated (Nanion Patchliner) patch clamp electrophysiology
- Fluorescence imaging and photometry, cell based fluorescent assays (Flexstation)
- Gene cloning, mutagenesis, small and large-scale mammalian cell expression
- Genome editing
- Structure-based virtual screening
<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>
- PhD Cell Physiology & Pharmacology
- BSc Biological Sciences (Physiology, Sandwich)
- British Pharmacological Society
- The Physiological Society
I am the Programme Leader for Human Physiology undergraduate degrees and a core member of the Pharmacology teaching team.
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.
Research groups and institutes
- Integrative Membrane Biology
- Membrane Protein Biology and Disease
- Molecular Neuroscience