Stephen H. Wright, PhD

Professor, Physiology
Investigator, Center for Toxicology
Professor, Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics
Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
  • University of California, Davis CA, 1972 (B.A., Zoology)
  • University of California, Davis CA, 1974 (M.A., Zoology)
  • University of California, Irvine CA, 1978 (Ph.D., Biology)
Honors and Awards: 
  • Dean's List for Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences, 2004
Major Areas of Research Interest: 
  • Cellular and molecular physiology of epithelial transport
  • Membrane transport
  • Energetics and Kinetics of Transport
  • Molecular basis of substrate specificity
Selected Publications: 

Groves CE. Suhre WB. Cherrington NJ. Wright SH. Sex differences in the mRNA, protein, and functional expression of organic anion transporter (Oat) 1, Oat3, and organic cation transporter (Oct) 2 in rabbit renal proximal tubules. Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics. 316(2):743-52, 2006.

Soodvilai S. Wright SH. Dantzler WH. Chatsudthipong V. Involvement of tyrosine kinase and PI3K in the regulation of OAT3-mediated estrone sulfate transport in isolated rabbit renal proximal tubules. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology. 289(5):F1057-64, 2005.

Wright SH. Role of organic cation transporters in the renal handling of therapeutic agents and xenobiotics. Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology. 204(3):309-19, 2005.

Suhre WM. Ekins S. Chang C. Swaan PW. Wright SH. Molecular determinants of substrate/inhibitor binding to the human and rabbit renal organic cation transporters hOCT2 and rbOCT2. Molecular Pharmacology. 67(4):1067-77, 2005.

Wright SH. Generation of resting membrane potential. Advances in Physiology Education. 28(1-4):139-42, 2004.

Advanced Research Distinction Track (RDT): 

Wendy Suhre (Class of 2009): "Lysine accessibility in the binding pocket of rabbit MATE1."

NIH High School Student Research Program: 

-Keyerah Miani Bates, Pueblo Magnet High School, 2011

Friday, March 9, 2018