Department of Pathology
Christopher Weber is interested in researching the electrophysiology of the tight junctions that are located at the apical intercellular space between epithelial cells, which form a barrier to the flux of ions and molecules. Specifically, he focuses on studying the mechanisms by which tight junctions establish and regulate this barrier. There are multiple approaches, including such electrophysiological approaches as voltage and current clamp techniques and paracellular flux studies, as well as novel,-high resolution approaches to studying tight junction function at the level of a single intercellular space.
In 2004, Weber received an MD and a PhD from the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University.
Weber joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.