April 18, 2006

About this Site

The name of this blog refers to the ion channels (voltage-gated) that line the membranes upon which nerve impulses travel. They open and close according to electrical signaling, allowing the movement of ions across the membrane in order to continue the impulse, the action potential, the pulse of information.

I explore a cross section of ecology, evolution, genetics, natural history and journalism here at The Voltage Gate. If you have any comments or suggestions, please leave them on an appropriate thread, or if you want to contact me directly, please e-mail me at thevoltagegate [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thanks for reading.