Navid Bavi

Assistant Professor, Physiology, University of California Los Angeles


  1. Lin X, Haller PR, Bavi N, Faruk N, Perozo E, Sosnick TR. Folding of prestin's anion-binding site and the mechanism of outer hair cell electromotility.. eLife, 2023.
  2. Lin X, Haller P, Bavi N, Faruk N, Perozo E, Sosnick TR. Folding of Prestin's Anion-Binding Site and the Mechanism of Outer Hair Cell Electromotility.. bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology, 2023.
  3. Zhou Z, Ma X, Lin Y, Cheng D, Bavi N, Secker GA, Li JV, Janbandhu V, Sutton DL, Scott HS, Yao M, Harvey RP, Harvey NL, Corry B, Zhang Y, Cox CD. MyoD-family inhibitor proteins act as auxiliary subunits of Piezo channels.. Science (New York, N.Y.), 2023.
  4. Park YC, Reddy B, Bavi N, Perozo E, Faraldo-Gómez JD. State-specific morphological deformations of the lipid bilayer explain mechanosensitive gating of MscS ion channels.. eLife, 2023.
  5. Bavi O, Zhou Z, Bavi N, Mehdi Vaez Allaei S, Cox CD, Martinac B. Asymmetric effects of amphipathic molecules on mechanosensitive channels.. Scientific reports, 2022.
  6. Bavi O, Hosseininia M, Heydari MH, Bavi N. SARS-CoV-2 rate of spread in and across tissue, groundwater and soil: A meshless algorithm for the fractional diffusion equation.. Engineering analysis with boundary elements, 2022.
  7. Bavi N, Clark MD, Contreras GF, Shen R, Reddy BG, Milewski W, Perozo E. The conformational cycle of prestin underlies outer-hair cell electromotility.. Nature, 2021.
  8. Xue F, Cox CD, Bavi N, Rohde PR, Nakayama Y, Martinac B. Membrane stiffness is one of the key determinants of E. coli MscS channel mechanosensitivity.. Biochimica et biophysica acta. Biomembranes, 2020.
  9. Martinac B, Nikolaev YA, Silvani G, Bavi N, Romanov V, Nakayama Y, Martinac AD, Rohde P, Bavi O, Cox CD. Cell membrane mechanics and mechanosensory transduction.. Current topics in membranes, 2020.
  10. Reddy B, Bavi N, Lu A, Park Y, Perozo E. Molecular basis of force-from-lipids gating in the mechanosensitive channel MscS.. eLife, 2019.
  11. Bavi N, Richardson J, Heu C, Martinac B, Poole K. PIEZO1-Mediated Currents Are Modulated by Substrate Mechanics.. ACS nano, 2019.
  12. Cox CD, Bavi N, Martinac B. Biophysical Principles of Ion-Channel-Mediated Mechanosensory Transduction.. Cell reports, 2019.
  13. Martinac B, Bavi N, Ridone P, Nikolaev YA, Martinac AD, Nakayama Y, Rohde PR, Bavi O. Tuning ion channel mechanosensitivity by asymmetry of the transbilayer pressure profile.. Biophysical reviews, 2018.
  14. Nakayama Y, Komazawa K, Bavi N, Hashimoto KI, Kawasaki H, Martinac B. Evolutionary specialization of MscCG, an MscS-like mechanosensitive channel, in amino acid transport in Corynebacterium glutamicum.. Scientific reports, 2018.
  15. Berger J, Berger S, Li M, Jacoby AS, Arner A, Bavi N, Stewart AG, Currie PD. In Vivo Function of the Chaperonin TRiC in α-Actin Folding during Sarcomere Assembly.. Cell reports, 2018.
  16. Bavi N, Martinac AD, Cortes DM, Bavi O, Ridone P, Nomura T, Hill AP, Martinac B, Perozo E. Structural Dynamics of the MscL C-terminal Domain.. Scientific reports, 2017.
  17. Cox CD, Bavi N, Martinac B. Bacterial Mechanosensors.. Annual review of physiology, 2017.
  18. Martinac AD, Bavi N, Bavi O, Martinac B. Pulling MscL open via N-terminal and TM1 helices: A computational study towards engineering an MscL nanovalve.. PloS one, 2017.
  19. Nakayama Y, Slavchov RI, Bavi N, Martinac B. Energy of Liposome Patch Adhesion to the Pipet Glass Determined by Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy.. The journal of physical chemistry letters, 2016.
  20. Cox CD, Bavi N, Martinac B. Origin of the Force: The Force-From-Lipids Principle Applied to Piezo Channels.. Current topics in membranes, 2016.
  21. Bavi N, Bavi O, Vossoughi M, Naghdabadi R, Hill AP, Martinac B, Jamali Y. Nanomechanical properties of MscL α helices: A steered molecular dynamics study.. Channels (Austin, Tex.), 2016.
  22. Bavi N, Cox CD, Perozo E, Martinac B. Toward a structural blueprint for bilayer-mediated channel mechanosensitivity.. Channels (Austin, Tex.), 2016.
  23. Bavi N, Cortes DM, Cox CD, Rohde PR, Liu W, Deitmer JW, Bavi O, Strop P, Hill AP, Rees D, Corry B, Perozo E, Martinac B. The role of MscL amphipathic N terminus indicates a blueprint for bilayer-mediated gating of mechanosensitive channels.. Nature communications, 2016.
  24. Nomura T, Cox CD, Bavi N, Sokabe M, Martinac B. Unidirectional incorporation of a bacterial mechanosensitive channel into liposomal membranes.. FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 2015.
  25. Battle AR, Ridone P, Bavi N, Nakayama Y, Nikolaev YA, Martinac B. Lipid-protein interactions: Lessons learned from stress.. Biochimica et biophysica acta, 2015.
  26. Bavi N, Nakayama Y, Bavi O, Cox CD, Qin QH, Martinac B. Biophysical implications of lipid bilayer rheometry for mechanosensitive channels.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014.