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Dr. Aldrin V. Gomes

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Position Title
Vice Chair of Undergraduate Curriculum

  • NPB, PMB
Briggs Hall Rm. 187 & 176

Profile Introduction

We are interested in the molecular mechanisms of signal transduction, particularly in the role of proteostasis (protein homeostasis) in cardiovascular diseases.

Research Interests

Muscle Physiology and Proteomics Laboratory


Impaired protein degradation is associated with many cardiac and skeletal muscle diseases. Our laboratory is interested in the role of proteostasis (protein homeostasis) in muscle diseases especially cardiomyocytes caused by troponin mutations. Mutations in troponins are associated with hypertrophic, dilated and restrictive cardiomyopathies.



Alpha Omega Merit Award from the University of the West Indies School of Medicine, 1995

Young Scientist Award from the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1997

American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Travel Fellowship, 2000

Biochemical Society Fellowship, 2000

Scientist Development Grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2002

American Heart Association Travel Award, 2004

Scientist Developmental Grant from the American Heart Association, 2008

Hellman Fellow, 2010

Fellow of the American Physiological Society (Cardiovascular Section) 2015

UC Davis Chancellor's Fellow, 2016

Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) 2017

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research 2019


Department and Center Affiliations

Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB), College of Biological Sciences

Physiology and Membrane Biology, School of Medicine



American Heart Association (AHA)

American Physiological Society

Biophysical Society

Cardiac Society

International Society for Heart Research


CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology


Specialties / Focus

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

  • Cellular Physiology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Metabolic Physiology

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Differentiation, Morphogenesis and Wound Healing
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Signal Transduction


Muscle Physiology and Proteomics Laboratory/176 Briggs Hall 

  • Shuchita Tiwari, PhD; Rong Pei, PhD; Rasheed Sule, BS; Rômulo Leão Silva Neris, BS;


EXB 110 Exercise Metabolism (Spring)

NPB 101 Systemic Physiology (Winter)

NPB 110A From Molecules to Individuals (Fall)