Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Beam, Kurt G.
Location University of Colorado at Denver
Primary Field Physiology and Pharmacology
 Election Citation
Beam has revealed a fundamentally new type of signaling in which two dissimilar ion channels belonging to separate membrane systems reciprocally regulate one another via "bi-directional signaling." He has systematically defined the molecular and structural basis for this bi-directional interaction, solving the mechanism for excitation contraction coupling in skeletal muscle.

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