Andrea L Meredith, PhD, Assistant Professor
Andrea L Meredith, PhD, Assistant Professor, Physiology

Andrea Meredith is an Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her lab studies the mechanisms by which ion channels regulate key aspects of membrane excitability that underlie information coding. Her long term interests are to identify the critical biophysical properties of specific channels that ultimately control the physiology of the whole animal. For several years, she has focused on a unique potassium channel, Big K+ (BK).

Andrea Meredith is an Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her lab studies the mechanisms by which ion channels regulate key aspects of membrane excitability that underlie information coding. Her long term interests are to identify the critical biophysical properties of specific channels that ultimately control the physiology of the whole animal. For several years, she has focused on a unique potassium channel, Big K+ (BK). Andrea made a deletion of Kcnma1, the gene that encodes the pore-forming subunit of the BK channel (Kcnma1-/- or Slo-/-) in mouse. 

Education

B.S., Biology, University of Maryland Baltimore Country, 1994 
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, Physiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2000-2006