SGP was founded in 1946 "to promote and
disseminate knowledge and interest in the subject of general
physiology...." Our international membership is
made up of nearly 1000 career physiologists who work in academia,
government, and industry. We have become known for promoting
and nurturing research related to membrane transport and ion
channels; membrane structure, regulation, and dynamics; and
cellular contractility and molecular motors.
SGP hosts its annual meeting and symposium at
the Marine Biological Laboratory every September. The meetings
are organized by experts in their fields, and always enlist speakers highly regarded in their areas of expertise, often world-renowned.
Our meetings offer a unique opportunity for physiologists
at all stages of their careers to interact and discuss science
in a very intimate atmosphere. With typically not more than
200 participants, SGP symposia are small
enough to foster maximal discussion
The symposia include talks on the year's
topic, complemented by an average of 60 - 70 poster
presentations on all topics of physiology.
The SGP Council is pleased to announce the 2015 Student Cranefield Award winners:
Postdoc: David MacLean
Stargazin promotes closure of the AMPA receptor ligand-binding domain. JGP 144(6):503-512
Graduate Student: Rui Guo
Ionic interactions of Ba2+ blockades in the MthK K+ channel. JGP 144(2):193-200
Undergraduate: Eugene Palovcak
Evolutionary imprint of activation: The design principles of VSDs. JGP 143(2):145-156
Andrew G. Szent-Györgyi, M.D.
Professor Emeritus at Brandeis
Philip B. Dunham, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Biology at Syracuse University
Tomuo Hoshiko, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus Case Western Reserve University