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Robert A Farley, PhD
Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
Physiology and Biophysics
MCH 250 1333 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 1240


Ph.D. (1975; Biophysics) from the University of Rochester, Postdoctoral fellowships at Yale University (1975-1976; Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry) and Harvard University (1976-1980; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). Joined USC faculty in 1980; currently Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Visiting faculty sabbatical appointments at the University of Virginia (Chemistry; 1992), Caltech (Biology; 1998-2000), and the University of Calgary (Centre for Molecular Simulations; 2015).


Ngo V, Wang Y, Haas S, Noskov SY, Farley RA. K+ Block Is the Mechanism of Functional Asymmetry in Bacterial Nav Channels. PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Jan; 12(1):e1004482. View in: PubMed

Ngo V, Stefanovski D, Haas S, Farley RA. Non-Equilibrium Dynamics Contribute to Ion Selectivity in the KcsA Channel. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 17; 9(1):e86079. View in: PubMed

Farley RA, Sampath AP. Perspectives on: information coding in mammalian sensory physiology. J Gen Physiol. 2011 Sep; 138(3):281-2. View in: PubMed

Pyrko P, Kardosh A, Liu YT, Soriano N, Xiong W, Chow RH, Uddin J, Petasis NA, Mircheff AK, Farley RA, Louie SG, Chen TC, Schönthal AH. Calcium-activated endoplasmic reticulum stress as a major component of tumor cell death induced by 2,5-dimethyl-celecoxib, a non-coxib analogue of celecoxib. Mol Cancer Ther. 2007 Apr; 6(4):1262-75. View in: PubMed

Nagy AK, Kane DJ, Tran CM, Farley RA, Faller LD. Evidence calcium pump binds magnesium before inorganic phosphate. J Biol Chem. 2005 Mar 4; 280(9):7435-43. View in: PubMed

Xu G, Kane DJ, Faller LD, Farley RA. The role of loop 6/7 in folding and functional performance of Na,K-ATPase. J Biol Chem. 2004 Oct 29; 279(44):45594-602. View in: PubMed

Gukasyan HJ, Kim KJ, Kannan R, Farley RA, Lee VH. Specialized protective role of mucosal glutathione in pigmented rabbit conjunctiva. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2003 Oct; 44(10):4427-38. View in: PubMed

Li M, Farley RA, Lester HA. Voltage-dependent transient currents of human and rat 5-HT transporters (SERT) are blocked by HEPES and ion channel ligands. FEBS Lett. 2002 Feb 27; 513(2-3):247-52. View in: PubMed

McDonough AA, Velotta JB, Schwinger RH, Philipson KD, Farley RA. The cardiac sodium pump: structure and function. Basic Res Cardiol. 2002; 97 Suppl 1:I19-24. View in: PubMed

Müller-Ehmsen J, McDonough AA, Farley RA, Schwinger RH. Sodium pump isoform expression in heart failure: implication for treatment. Basic Res Cardiol. 2002; 97 Suppl 1:I25-30. View in: PubMed

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