Kevin Gillis

Kevin Gillis

Kevin Gillis, Professor and Chair

Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering, School of Medicine - Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology

Kevin Gillis Portrait

Biography

Kevin D. Gillis is a professor and the chair of the Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri with a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology at MU’s School of Medicine. He is also an investigator at MU’s Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center and Director of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program. The theme of his research is understanding how cells regulate the secretion of hormones and neurotransmitter using advanced biophysical approaches. These include developing microchip devices to assay cell secretion and using advanced fluorescent probes to understand exocytosis of transmitter. He also is an expert in electrophysiology. His research has been funded for many years by NIH as well as grant support from NSF and private funding agencies.

Education

DSc from Washington University
MS from Washington University
BS from Washington University
BA from St. Louis University

Technical Focus

Electrophysiology
Neuroengineering
Fluorescence microscopy
Biomedical instrumentation
Bio Micro- Electro- Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS)

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