Welcome to the Lester Lab at Caltech

Neurotransmitter Transporters Voltage-Gated Channels G Protein-Gated Channels Transmitter-Gated Channels G Protein-Coupled Receptors Quantitative Mouse Genetic Models for Synaptic Transmission and Neuroscience Diseases Synaptic Potentiation Synapse and Mouse Cartoon

This cartoon represents a mouse with designed mutations in molecules of synaptic transmission.  You can find our publications and preliminary work on each molecule, and on the mice themselves, by clicking on them.


For prospective postdocs and graduate students

Our projects range from the biophysics of Cys-loop receptors and transporters, through mouse models for neuroscience diseases.  The lab would be a good experience for

-- a molecular biologist looking to gain experience in electrophysiology or optics;

-- a physicist or engineer hoping to contribute to the exciting biomedical problems of nicotine addiction, epilepsy, or Parkinson's disease;

-- a clinician wanting to learn basic neuroscience; or

-- an electrophysiologist hoping to learn mouse genetics.


More Links

Henry A. Lester’s Bookmarks

This is usually the most up-to-date version of Henry's detailed links:

You can use my full list of useful bookmarks.


Browse the Lester Lab Personnel / Dougherty Lab Personnel,

the current Lester / Dougherty Lab e-Mail List,

the  Lester / Dougherty Lab Roster (roster.doc, roster.pdf) (for authorized ITS users only),

Or take a look at our Collaborators List and our Former HAL / ND / DAD Lab Members List,

HAL / DAD Lab Intranet (for authorized ITS users only).

List of Lester Lab Responsibilities

IMSS Lester Lab Help Desk

Sad to report, Norman Davidson died on 14 February 2002.


There are four ways to obtain pdf reprints of our papers.

  (1) Here is a directory containing pdfs, organized by year; and

  (2) Go to PubMed for a list of our publications, with abstracts, and sometimes with links to publishers' Web sites.

  (3) Email Eloisa Imel.

  (4) Go to the clickable image map at the top of this page.

Biology Division Annual Reports no longer include abstracts

But here's a link to the most recent Caltech Biology Division Annual Report


Caltech's CNS program,

our collaborations with Dennis Dougherty's Group at Caltech,

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Neuroscience at Caltech,

BioEngineering at Caltech

Lab Events

Lester/Dougherty Lab Meetings

Calendar of Events

Recent Seminars by H. A. Lester and Other Lab Members

Go to a directory with Powerpoints (5 to 40 MB!)


The Caltech Home Page

Term-time and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) possibilities

Bi/CNS 150 Home page

Henry Lester participates in the following formal Caltech graduate programs:



Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Computation and Neural Systems

Contact Henry Lester at lester@caltech.edu.

This page was last updated on October 3, 2011 .