Senior Associate Dean, Research
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
Dr. Gerald Zamponi is an internationally recognized expert on the biophysics, molecular biology, modulation, and pharmacology of ion channels and their role in nervous system function. His research focuses on exploring how these channels contribute to neurological disorders such as chronic pain and Alzheimer’s disease. His goal is to develop strategies to regulate ion channel function for therapeutic intervention.
Dr. Zamponi’s scientific work has garnered dozens of national and international awards. He has also authored more than 220 papers in top tier scientific journals and has been invited to present at almost 200 scientific conferences around the world. In addition, his research on ion channel therapeutics has resulted in numerous patents.
Dr. Zamponi served as Head of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Research at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. In addition to being an AI-HS Scientist, he is the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Neurobiology and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Zamponi previously served as Research Director at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.