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Martha O'Donnell, Editorial Board Member
University of California, USA
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Martha E. O’Donnell, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. from University of California and postdoctoral training from University of Chicago. Her research focus is on cellular mechanisms of brain water and electrolyte homeostasis in health and disease. Studies have included investigations of 1) blood-brain barrier Na transporter contributions to edema and infarct in ischemic stroke and 2) blood-brain barrier and astrocyte ion transporter roles in the pathophysiology in diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis. Her laboratory uses a variety of in vitro and in vivo experimental approaches.