Brent Formosa, M.S.

Brent Formosa, M.S.

Brent Formosa, M.S.

Office Address

5106 Scott Hall

Position Title

Research Assistant

Areas of Interest

Differential expansion microscopy and its application to human skeletal muscle pathophysiology


  1. Pernal SP, Liyanaarachchi A, Gatti DL, Formosa B, Pulvender R, Kuhn ER, Ramos R, Naik AR, George K, Arslanturk S, Taatjes DJ, Jena BP. Nanoscale imaging using differential expansion microscopy. Histochem Cell Biol. 2020 Mar 19. doi: 10.1007/s00418-020-01869-7 PMID: 32193594Naik AR, Formosa BJ, Pulvender RG, Liyanaarachchi AG, Jena BP. vH+-ATPase-induced intracellular acidification is critical to glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in beta cells. Histochem Cell Biol. 2020 Jan 4. doi: 10.1007/s00418-019-01841-0. PMID: 31901974
  2. Pernal, S.P., Liyanaarachchi, A., Gatti, D.L., Formosa, B., Pulvender, R., Kuhn, E.R., Ramos, R., Naik, A.R., George, K., Arslanturk, S., Taatjes, D.J., Jena, B.P. (2019) Differential expansion microscopy. bioRxiv 699579; doi:



2018 B.S. from Wayne State University
2021 M.S. in Physiology from Wayne State University


Dr. Bhanu Jena

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