Federico Sesti, PhD

Professor Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology


Dr. Federico Sesti obtained his Laurea and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Genova. He joined the faculty of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2001.  Sesti has been recognized as a Fulbright Scholar, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals and serves on panels of several international, federal, and private funding agencies.

The Sesti lab studies the physiology, regulation, and biophysics of potassium (K+) channels. These multipronged proteins are at the crossroad of multiple cellular functions including excitablity, proliferation and growth, survival, and death. Current projects focus on elucidating the role of K+ channels in neurodevelopment, metabolic disorders, epilepsy Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic brain injury.