Seth L. Robia Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Robia received his Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then pursued postdoctoral research training at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Robia also serves as Co-Director of the Loyola Cardiovascular Research Institute. This organization supports research on cardiovascular disease and facilitates collaboration between physicians and basic science faculty.
Research in the Robia lab focuses primarily on membrane transport proteins that are important for cell signaling. To discover new information about cellular transport processes, Dr. Robia uses a variety of biophysical methods including fluorescence microscopy, spectroscopy, and computational modeling. Uncovering regulatory mechanisms that govern transport function may provide new opportunities to intervene in cardiovascular and neurological diseases.