Jonathan Widdicombe

Position Title
Professor of Human Physiology

Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology, School of Medicine

4112 Tupper Hall

Profile Introduction

Epithelial biology, ion transport, cystic fibrosis

Research Interests

Epithelial biology, ion transport, cystic fibrosis

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Comparative Pathology (Vet Med)

Specialties / Focus

  • Cellular Physiology


  • HPH 400A Human Physiology
  • HPH 210A Advanced Physiology
  • PMI 285 Cellular Basis of Disease
  • MCP 200L Animal Cell Culture


  • Tupper Hall, Room 4112
    • Marrah Lachowicz

Professional Societies

  • Am. Physiol Soc
  • The Physiological Society


  • 1971 BA Oxford, England
  • 1975 PhD D. Phil. Oxford, England


M. Rajagopal, T. L. Tollner, W. E. Finkbeiner, G. N. Cherr and J. H. Widdicombe. 2006. Differentiated structure and function of primary cultures of monkey oviductal epithelium. In Vitro. 42:248-254

Fischer H, Widdicombe JH. 2006. Mechanisms of acid and base secretion by the airway epithelium. J Membr Biol. 2006;211(3):139-50

M. Rajagopal, H. Fischer, and J. H. Widdicombe. 2008. Hormonal and purinergic stimulation of bicarbonate secretion in oviducts of rhesus monkeys.Am. J. Physiol. 294:E55-E62.

W. E. Finkbeiner, L. T. Zlock, I. Mehdi and J. H. Widdicombe. 2009. Cultures of human tracheal gland cells of mucous or serous phenotype. In Vitro (E pub Dec 9, 2009)

M. E. Lachowicz-Scroggins, H. A. Boushey, W. E. Finkbeiner and J. H. Widdicombe. in press. Interleukin-13 induced mucous metaplasia increases susceptibility of human airway epithelium to rhinovirus infection Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol.