Heike Wulff, PhD

Heike Wulff

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Core A / Core B


Heike Wulff

Heike Wulff received her MS degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and her approbation as Apothecary in 1994 from the Pharmaceutical Institute at the Christian Albrecht’s University of Kiel, Germany. In 1998 she obtained her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry in Kiel and then joined the laboratory of Dr. K. George Chandy at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine, in 1999 as a postdoctoral researcher. After training in molecular biology, electrophysiology and immunology, Dr. Wulff obtained a position as Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis in 2003. She was tenured in 2008 and is now a Professor of Pharmacology at UC Davis, where she serves as Instructor of Record for the Medical School Pharmacology course and is teaching basic pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, drug development and medicinal chemistry to medical students, chemistry undergraduates and graduate students. Dr. Wulff’s research is focused on potassium channel pharmacology and the design of new ion channel modulating drugs and tool compounds. She has authored 160 peer-reviewed publications on voltage- and Ca2+-activated K+ channels and was ranked in the top 1% of highly cited researchers in her field in the 2018 Clarivate Analysis.