Dr. Susan Tsunoda has joined the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as an Associate Professor. She joined Colorado State University on Nov. 1, 2009, coming from Boston University where she was an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Tsunoda has both research and teaching responsibilities in the department. In her research, her laboratory uses neurons and photoreceptor cells of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanagaster, as a model to address questions about the trafficking, subcellular organization, and regultation of signaling proteins and ion channels. A second major focus of the lab is on the voltage-gated K+ channel, Shal (Kv4), a classic A-type K+ channel.
Dr. Tsunoda is married and has a 3-year-old daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys volleyball, softball, camping and traveling.