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Maximilian Lyon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught

General Biology I, General Biology II


Ph.D., Molecular Cell Biology, Washington University in St. Louis
B.S., Biology, University of Central Oklahoma

Research Interests

Lyon’s research interests involve the role of ion channels in mammalian reproduction. He has studied the role of a specific potassium channel, SLO3, in human and mouse male fertility using a range of techniques, from patch-clamp electrophysiology to fluorescence microscopy and ion indicator dyes. Lyon also has an interest in SoTL research on mentoring and education of undergraduate students.

Publications and Media Placements

Lyon, Maximilian D., et al. "SLO3: A Conserved Regulator of Sperm Membrane Potential." International Journal of Molecular Sciences 24.13 (2023): 11205.

Lyon, Maximilian, et al. "A selective inhibitor of the sperm-specific potassium channel SLO3 impairs human sperm function." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120.4 (2023): e2212338120.

Speer, Julie E., Max Lyon, and Julia Johnson. "Gains and losses in virtual mentorship: a descriptive case study of undergraduate mentees and graduate mentors in STEM research during the COVID-19 pandemic." CBE—Life Sciences Education 20.2 (2021): ar14.