Luis Fernando Santana

Luis Fernando Santana

Position Title
Professor; Department Chair

Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology, School of Medicine

4136 Tupper Hall

Research Interests

Mechanisms of calcium signaling in excitable cells

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

  • Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Signal Transduction

Honors and Awards

  • AHA Established Investigator Award (2012)


    • 1996 PhD Physiology University of Maryland, Baltimore
    • 1991 BS Marine Biology University of Puerto Rico