David C. Sheridan, Associate Professor, Biology & Earth Science

David Sheridan



Science Center, 221

At Otterbein University, Dr. Sheridan teaches courses in anatomy & physiology, cellular & molecular biology, and neuroscience. He is a cellular physiologist with particular interests in sensory systems neuroscience. His current research focuses on 1) central nervous system development, 2) potential interactions between membrane channels and receptors, and 3) constructing and improving modular microscopes.


  • Ph.D., Physiology, The University of Wisconsin
  • M.S., Physiology, The University of Wisconsin
  • B.A., Psychology, The University of Minnesota
  • B.A., History, The University of Minnesota


  • Bannister RA, Sheridan DC, Beam KG (2016) Distinct components of retrograde CaV1.1-RyR1 conformational coupling revealed by a lethal mutation in RyR1(E4242G). Biophys. J. 110 (4): 912-921.
  • Sheridan DC, Hughes AR, Erdelyi F, Szabo G, Hentges ST, Schoppa NE (2014) Matching of feedback inhibition with excitation ensures fidelity of information flow in the anterior piriform cortex. Neuroscience. 275: 519-530.
  • Sheridan DC, Moua O, Lorenzon NM, Beam KG (2012) Bimolecular fluorescence complementation and targeted biotinylation provide insight into the topology of the skeletal muscle Ca2+ channel b1a subunit. Channels (Austin). 6 (1): 26-40.
  • Sheridan DC, Takekura H, Franzini-Armstrong C, Beam KG, Allen PD, Perez CF (2006) Bi-directional signaling between calcium channels of skeletal muscle requires multiple direct and indirect interactions.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 103 (52): 19760-19765.
  • Carbonneau L, Bhattacharya D, Cheng W, Sheridan DC, Coronado R (2005) Multiple loops of the dihydropyridine receptor pore subunit are required for full-scale excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle.  Biophys. J. 89 (1): 243-255.
  • Coronado R, Ahern CA, Sheridan DC, Cheng W, Carbonneau L, Bhattacharya D (2004) Functional equivalence of dihydropyridine receptor a1S and b1a subunits in triggering excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle. Biol. Res. 37 (4): 565-575.
  • Sheridan DC, Cheng W, Carbonneau L, Ahern CA, Coronado R (2004) Involvement of a heptad repeat in the carboxyl terminus of the dihydropyridine receptor b1a subunit in the mechanism of excitation-contraction coupling. Biophys. J. 87 (2): 929-942.
  • Sheridan DC, Carbonneau L, Ahern CA, Nataraj P, and Coronado R (2003) Ca2+-dependent excitation-contraction coupling triggered by the heterologous cardiac/brain DHPR b2a subunit in skeletal muscle. Biophys. J. 85 (6): 3739-3757.