Theodore G. Wensel, PhD

1988- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 
retina, TRP channels, RGS proteins, GPCR (dopamine, mGluR),fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, lanthanide luminscence, cryo-EM
"Ted Wensel"

PhD, Physical Chemistry, Claude Meares UC Davis, 1984
Postdoc, Stanford, Lubert Stryer, 1984-1988
Baylor College of Medicine, 1988-present
Curently Welch Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Ophthalmology

Mean distance: 14.92 (cluster 11)
Cross-listing: Chemistry Tree - BCM Tree


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Claude F. Meares grad student 1980-1984 UC Davis (Chemistry Tree)
 (Energy transfer studies of proteins and nucleic acids)
Lubert Stryer post-doc Stanford University Medical School


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Joseph K. Angleson grad student 1990-1995 Baylor (Chemistry Tree)
Karen Marie Vasquez grad student 1990-1996 Baylor (Chemistry Tree)
Thomas J. Melia grad student 1992-1999 Baylor
Christopher W. Cowan grad student 1994-1999 Baylor
Brian D. Perkins grad student 1996-2000 Baylor
Guang Hu grad student 1998-2003 Baylor (Chemistry Tree)
James Jeffrey Mancuso grad student 2001-2009 Baylor
Alecia K. Gross-Gutierrez post-doc Baylor (Cell Biology Tree)
Alecia K. Gross post-doc 2002-2006 Baylor
Vera Y. Moiseenkova-Bell post-doc 2003-2008 Baylor (Chemistry Tree)
Melina A. Agosto post-doc 2008-2015 Baylor (Microtree)
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Dosey TL, Wang Z, Fan G, et al. (2018) Structures of TRPV2 in distinct conformations provide insight into role of the pore turret. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Agosto MA, Anastassov IA, Robichaux MA, et al. (2018) A Large Endoplasmic Reticulum-Resident Pool of TRPM1 in Retinal ON-Bipolar Cells. Eneuro. 5
Dharmat R, Eblimit A, Robichaux MA, et al. (2018) SPATA7 maintains a novel photoreceptor-specific zone in the distal connecting cilium. The Journal of Cell Biology
Yu B, Egbejimi A, Dharmat R, et al. (2018) Phagocytosed photoreceptor outer segments activate mTORC1 in the retinal pigment epithelium. Science Signaling. 11
Agosto MA, Anastassov IA, Wensel TG. (2018) Differential epitope masking reveals synapse-specific complexes of TRPM1. Visual Neuroscience. 35: E001
Tse DY, Kim SJ, Chung I, et al. (2017) The ocular toxicity and pharmacokinetics of simvastatin following intravitreal injection in mice. International Journal of Ophthalmology. 10: 1361-1369
Galaz-Montoya M, Wright SJ, Rodriguez GJ, et al. (2017) Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor Activation Mobilizes Intracellular Calcium via a Non-Canonical cAMP-Independent Signaling Pathway. The Journal of Biological Chemistry
Wensel TG, Zhang Z, Anastassov IA, et al. (2016) Structural and molecular bases of rod photoreceptor morphogenesis and disease. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
He F, Agosto MA, Anastassov IA, et al. (2016) Phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate is light-regulated and essential for survival in retinal rods. Scientific Reports. 6: 26978
Sung YM, Wilkins AD, Rodriguez GJ, et al. (2016) Intramolecular allosteric communication in dopamine D2 receptor revealed by evolutionary amino acid covariation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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