Lori L. Isom, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Pharmacology
Maurice H. Seevers Collegiate Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Professor of Neurology

Office: 2301E MSRB III

Lab: 2200 MSRB III

Office: 734-936-3050 Lab: 734-936-3043

Areas of Interest

Physiology and pharmacology of voltage-gated sodium channels; role of sodium channel mutations in inherited epilepsy, cardiac arrhythmia and demyelinating disease.

Honors & Awards


Elected AAAS Fellow (Neuroscience), 2011
Elected chair, 2009 FASEB Ion Channel Regulation Conference, 2007
AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Seminar, selected participant, 2007
AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, selected
participant, 2003
American Heart Association Established Investigator Award, 2001
Roche Bioscience Award for outstanding poster presentation, Advances in Ion Channel
Research Meeting, San Francisco, 1999
Finalist, Burroughs-Wellcome Fund New Investigator Award in the Pharmacological
Sciences, 1996
Johnson and Johnson Focused Giving Fellowship, 1996-1999
National Research Service Award Trainee (T32 NSO7332-02), 1991-1992
Individual National Research Service Award (5 F32 NSO8560), 1989-1991
Pharmaceutical Manufacturer's Association Advanced Predoctoral Fellowship, 1985


Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award, 2013
University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns' Certificate of Appreciation, 2011
University of Michigan Rackham Faculty Allies Diversity Grant to promote greater graduate
student diversity through PIBS, 2010-2012
University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Award, 2009
Distinguished Alumni Lecturer, University of Washington Department of Pharmacology, 2009
Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Medical Research Grant Program Award, 2004
Recipient of Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar grant to conduct a
symposium on voltage-gated ion channels ($7,500), 2000
Fellowship, Keck Center for Neurosignaling, University of Washington, 1992-1993
National Research Service Award to Attend Vanderbilt University, 1983



PhD, Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1987
AB, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1982

Post-Doctoral Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pharmacology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1993

Published Articles via PubMed

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