Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Paul G DeCaen, PhD

Paul G DeCaen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Focus of Work


Failure of ion channel function results in many human diseases such as Autosomal Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) and several forms of epilepsy. My labs research directly addresses the molecular and biophysical determinants ion channel disregulation in the disease state. Furthermore, we endeavor to characterize new ion channels and determine their context in cell physiology


Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Washington, Pharmacology (2010)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital, Ion channels (2015)



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