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Michael Ko

Research Assistant Professor

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Department: VIBS

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  • M.B.A. , University of Houston Bauer School of Business 2004
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, Kent State University / College of Medicine 1998
  • B.A. Biology, University of Dallas 1988


  • Cell Biology
  • Neuroscience


Calcineurin serves in the circadian output pathway to regulate the daily rhythm of L-type voltage-gated calcium channels in the retina.
Huang CC, Ko ML, Vernikovskaya DI, Ko GY
J Cell Biochem. 2012 113(3):911-22.
Cardiac-specific mutation of Clock alters the quantitative measurements of physical activities without changing behavioral circadian rhythms.
Ko ML, Shi L, Tsai JY, Young ME, Neuendorff N, Earnest DJ, Ko GY
J Biol Rhythms. 2011 26(5):412-22.
Circadian profiles in the embryonic chick heart: L-type voltage-gated calcium channels and signaling pathways.
Ko ML, Shi L, Grushin K, Nigussie F, Ko GY
Chronobiol Int. 2010 27(9-10):1673-96.
Rhythmic expression of microRNA-26a regulates the L-type voltage-gated calcium channel alpha1C subunit in chicken cone photoreceptors.
Shi L, Ko ML, Ko GY
J Biol Chem. 2009 284(38):25791-803.
Inhibitory effect of somatostatin-14 on L-type voltage-gated calcium channels in cultured cone photoreceptors requires intracellular calcium.
Jian K, Barhoumi R, Ko ML, Ko GY
J Neurophysiol. 2009 102(3):1801-10.
Circadian regulation of ion channels and their functions.
Ko GY, Shi L, Ko ML
J Neurochem. 2009 110(4):1150-69.
Circadian controls outweigh acute illumination effects on the activity of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) in the retina.
Ko ML, Shi L, Ko GY
Neurosci Lett. 2009 451(1):74-8.
Retinoschisin, a new binding partner for L-type voltage-gated calcium channels in the retina.
Shi L, Jian K, Ko ML, Trump D, Ko GY
J Biol Chem. 2009 284(6):3966-75.
Circadian regulation of retinoschisin in the chick retina.
Ko ML, Liu Y, Shi L, Trump D, Ko GY
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 49(4):1615-21.
The expression of L-type voltage-gated calcium channels in retinal photoreceptors is under circadian control.
Ko ML, Liu Y, Dryer SE, Ko GY
J Neurochem. 2007 103(2):784-92.

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