Dr. Stephen Brohawn is an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Research in the Brohawn laboratory is focused on understanding the basis of sensory transduction and electrical signaling in the nervous system. To this end, the lab uses cryo-electron microscopy as a major tool to investigate the structure and function of membrane protein ion channels and transporters. Dr. Brohawn is a New York Stem Cell Foundation - Robertson Neuroscience Investigator and his work has been recognized with a Sloan Research Fellowship, a McKnight Neuroscience Scholar Award, and a Klingenstein-Simons Research Fellowship. Prior to starting his laboratory in 2016, Dr. Brohawn was a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Roderick MacKinnon's lab at the Rockefeller University from 2010 to 2015 where he studied ion channels that sense mechanical force. Steve received his PhD in Biology in 2010 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his work with Dr. Thomas Schwartz on the structure and function of the nuclear pore complex. He received his B.S. from the University of Delaware in 2004 where he worked with Dr. Colin Thorpe on the enzymology of oxidative protein folding.