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Heidi Hamm, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Biochemistry
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Aileen M. Lange and Annie Mary Lyle Chair in Cardiovascular Research

Academic Interests: Understanding the molecular basis of signaling mechanisms mediated by G proteins, which are switch proteins. G proteins are normally inactive, but a receptor that has received a specific signal can activate G proteins, leading to changes in the activity of enzymes that produce second messengers such as cyclic AMP and calcium.