Electrical excitability coordinates contraction of the heart, control of muscles, and signaling between neurons. Dr. Robertson’s research concerns voltage-gated ion channels. After demonstrating how important ion channels are as targets for drugs, her most recent work reveals how the pieces of ion channels come together.
Dr. Robertson is recognized not only for her scientific accomplishments but also for her fine teaching and for her generosity as a colleague.
Her contributions are recognized by a Kellett Mid-Career Award. This award was established to recognize and support mid-career faculty, seven to twenty years past their first promotion to a tenured position