Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Assistant Professor of Biology
Ishmail Abdus-Saboor is the Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Assistant Professor of Biology. Abdus-Saboor’s research aims to increase the basic understanding of the mechanisms governing somatosensory encoding, with a particular focus on pain. He uses an integrative approach spanning molecular optogenetics, quantitative analysis of kinematic behavioral movement features, neural circuit tracing, in vivo calcium imaging, and electrophysiology.
Abdus-Saboor is the recipient of several major grants and fellowships, including a Burroughs Wellcome Fund grant and a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health. He received his Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from Penn with Meera Sundaram, and also served as a postdoctoral fellow with Wenqin Luo in the Perelman School of Medicine.
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The Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Professorship is one of three Presidential Professorships established in 2017 by Mitchell J. Blutt, C’78, M’82, WG’87, and Margo Krody Blutt.