Alla F. Fomina

Alla Fomina

Position Title
Associate Professor

Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology, School of Medicine

4138 Tupper Hall

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Biophysics
  • Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

  • Cellular Physiology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Signaling and Excitable Membranes


  • MCP 210A Advanced Physiology, Fall
  • BPH 241 Membrane Biology, Spring
  • HPH 400 Human Physiology, Fall
  • MER N Metabolism-Endocrinology-Reproduction-Nutrition, Spring


  • 4136 Tupper Hall;
    • Sepehr Dadsetan - MCIP Graduate Student; - Liudmila Zakharova, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Researcher; - Pratima Thakur, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Researcher

Professional Societies

  • The American Society for Cell Biology
  • Biophysical Society


  • 1986 PhD Biophysics Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
  • 1981 MS Biophysics Kharkov State University


Pogorelaya, N.Ch. and Fomina, A.F., and Veselovskii, N.S. 1984. Morphological differentiation in the mouse neuroblastoma cells induced by dimethyl sulfoxide. Neurophysiology 16:412-416.

Veselovskii, N.S., Pogorelaya, N.Ch., and Fomina, A.F. 1984. Calcium currents in differentiated cells of mouse neuroblastoma. Neurophysiology 16:419-422.

Veselovskii, N.S. and Fomina, A.F. 1986. Sodium and calcium channels in the somatic membrane of artificially differentiated neuroblastoma cells. Neurophysiology 18:154-159.

Pogorelaya, N.Ch. and Fomina, A.F. 1988. Changes in morphometric parameters of neuroblastoma cells cultured in a high pH medium. Neurophysiology 20:159-165.

Fomina, A.F. and Shirokov, R.E. 1991. Action of ?-conotoxin on calcium currents of rat pituitary GH3 cells. Neurophysiology 23:154-159.

Fomina, A.F., Kostyuk, P.G., and Sedova M.B. 1993. Glucocorticoids modulation of calcium currents in GH3 cells. Neuroscience 55:721-725.

Takimoto, K., Fomina, A., Gealy, R., Trimmer, J.S., and Levitan, E.S. 1993. Dexamethasone rapidly induces Kv 1.5 K+ channel gene transcription and expression in clonal pituitary cells. Neuron 11: 359-396.

Fomina, A. and Levitan, E.S. 1995. Three phases of TRH-induced facilitation of exocytosis by single lactotrophs. J. Neurosci. 15: 4982-4991.

Takimoto, K., Gealy, R., Fomina, A.F., Trimmer, J.S., and Levitan, E.S. 1995. Inhibition of voltage-gated K+ channel gene expression by the neuropeptide thyrotropin releasing hormone. J. Neurosci. 15: 449-457.

Fomina, A.F., Takimoto, K., and Levitan, E.S. 1996. Dexamethasone rapidly increases calcium channel subunit messenger RNA expression and high voltage- activated calcium current in clonal pituitary cells. Neuroscience 72:857-862.

Fomina, A.F. and Levitan, E.S. 1997. Control of Ca2+ channel current and exocytosis in rat lactotrophs by basally active protein kinase C and calcineurin. Neuroscience 78:523-531.

Fomina, A.F., and Nowycky, M.C. 1999. A current activated on depletion of intracellular Ca2+ stores can regulate exocytosis in adrenal chromaffin cells. J. Neurosci. 19: 3711-3722.

Fomina, A.F., Fanger, C.M., Kozak J.A., and Cahalan, M.D. 2000. Single channel properties and regulated expression of Ca2+ Release-activated Ca2+ (CRAC) channels in human T cells. J. Cell Biol., 151: 1435-1444.

Fomina A. F., Deerinck, T., Ellisman, M., and Cahalan, M.D. 2003. Visualization of membrane trafficking with FM1-43 reveals different endocytic pathways in resting and activated T cells. Exp. Cell Res. 291: 150-166.

Dadsetan, S., Shishkin, V., and Fomina A. F. 2005. Intracellular Ca2+ release triggers translocation of membrane marker FM1-43 from the extracellular leaflet of the plasma membrane into endoplasmic reticulum in T lymphocytes. J.Biol. Chem. 280: 16377 - 16382.

Semenova, S.B., Fomina, A.F, Vassilieva, I.O., and Negulyaev, Y.A. 2005. Properties of Mg2+- dependent cation channels in human leukemia K562 cells. J. Cell. Physiol. 205:372-8.

Zakharova, L., Svetlova M., and Fomina A.F. T cell Exosomes induce cholesterol accumulation in monocytes via phosphatidyl serine receptor. J. Cell Physiol. 212: 174-181.