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Achievements

Graduate Director: Mary Kritzer, PhD

Department Chair: Lorna Role, PhD

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Achievements 2017-2018

Grants, Fellowships, Awards & Prizes

  • Ricardo Raudales (Huang lab) received the NIH/NIMH NRSA F31 Fellowship award (02/16/2018)
  • Amalia Napoli received an Honorable Mention for her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application (04/2018)

Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

  • Kelly, S.M., He M./ Lee, J., Kim, Y., Gibb, L.G., Wu, P., Matho, K., Osten, P., Graybiel, A. M., and Huang, Z.J. (2018) Radial glial lineage progression and differential intermediate progenitor amplification underlie striatal compartments and circuit organization. Neuron. In Press

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Achievements 2016-2017

Grants, Fellowships, Awards & Prizes

  • Kelvin Chan (Wollmuth Lab) awarded a NIH/NIMH NRSA F30 Fellowship (09/20/2017).
  • Kelvin Chan (Wollmuth Lab) accepted into the FENS/CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme in Bordeaux, France for "Ion Channels in the Brain in Health and Disease", September 4 - 22, 2017.
  • Kelvin Chan (Wollmuth Lab) awarded a travel grant from Boehringer Ingelheim to attend the CAJAL training program in Bordeaux, France.

Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

  •  He.M.,  Tucciarone,J., Lee,S., Nigro, M.J., Kim, Y., Levine, J.M., Kelly, S.M., Krugikov, I., Wu, P., Chen, Y., et al (2016) Strategies and Tools for Combinatorial Targeting of GABAergic Neurons in Mouse Cerebral Cortex. Neuron 91,1228-1243

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Achievements 2015-2016

Grants, Fellowships, Awards & Prizes

  • Gregory Kirschen (Ge Lab) has been awarded an NIH Individual Fellowship (NRSA) (2016).
  • Raja Pillai (Parsey lab) has been awarded an NIMH F30 fellowship (6/7/2016)
  • Lyl Tomlinson (Colognato lab), for being featured on an article of the Society for Neuroscience website focusing on their diversity efforts titled: Building and Expanding Networks for Young Scientists (5/6/2016) 
  • Luisa Le Donne (La Camera lab) has been accepted at the 2016 Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience Summer School, CHS-Asia, NYU-Shanghai campus, Shanghai, China 
  • Lyl Tomlinson (Colognato Lab) has been awarded the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship, $98,788/3 years (2015-2017) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • Jesse Levine (Huang Lab) has been awarded an NIH Individual Fellowship (NRSA) for the 2015-2016 year (09/2015)

Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

  • Tomlinson, L., Leiton, C. Colognato, H. (Submitted) Behavioral experiences as drivers of oligodendroglial dynamics and myelin plasticity. Neuropharmacology.

Achievements 2014-2015

  • Jason Tucciarone's paper (Huang Lab) published in Nature. More info here (1/21/2015)
  • Lyl Tomlinson has been accepted into the Society for Neuroscience's Neuroscience Scholar's Program (2014-2016) which provides free travel and housing for SfN meetings, as well as $1500 of enrichment funding each year.
  • Haixin Liu's paper (Fontanini lab) published in PNAS (12/12/2014)

Grants, Fellowships, Awards & Prizes

  • Ariel Negron selected an oral presentation at ENDO 2015 and received an Outstanding Abstract Award from the Endocrine Society (2015) 
  • Ariel Negron has been awarded an AGEP-T FRAME Research Grant Award (4/2015) 
  • Lyl Tomlinson has been awarded an AGEP-T FRAME Research Grant Award (4/2015) 
  • Ashleigh Lussenden (Talmage/Role Lab) for being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (3/31/2015)
  • Ariel Negron (Acosta Martinez Lab) has been awarded the Turner Conference Travel Award to support his participation in the ENDO Conference (3/05/2015)
  • Elizabeth Ballinger (Role Lab) has been awarded an NRSA, F30 from NIMH (01/09/2014)

Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

  • Ballinger, E., Cordeiro, L., Chavez, A., Hagerman, R. and Hessl, D. (2014) Emotion Potentiated Startle in Fragile X Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(10), 2536-46.
  • Schneider, A., Ballinger, E., Cordeiro, L., Chavez, A., Olichney, J., Niese, A., Hagerman, R., Hessl, D. (2012) Prepulse Inhibition in patients with Fragile X related Tremor and Ataxia. Neurobiology of Aging, 33(6), 1045-53.
  • Ikue Kusumoto-Yoshida, Haixin Liu, Billy T. Chen, Alfredo Fontanini, Antonello Bonci. Central role for the insular cortex in mediating conditioned responses to anticipatory cues. PNAS 112(4):1190-1195 (2015)
  • Penzo M.A.R., Tucciarone V., De Bundel J., Wang D., Van Aelst M., Darvas L., Parada M., Palmiter L.F., He R.D., Huang M., Josh Z., and Li B. The paraventricular thalamus controls a central amygdala fear circuit. Nature (in press, 2015)

Achievements 2013-2014

Grants, Fellowships, Awards & Prizes

  • Eric Szelenyi (Osten Lab) for being awarded the 2014 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student.
  • Sneha Rao (Shelly Lab) has won the Best Poster Award for her work on "The Role of LKB1/STRAD in the Development of Adult Newborn Neurons in the Hippocampus" presented at the International Conference on: "Adult Neurogenesis - from Stem Cells to Therapies" held in Mumbai, India (2014).
  • Lyl Tomlinson (Colognato lab) has won the National Famelab USA competition (April 2014).
  • Lyl Tomlinson (Colognato Lab) has received an AGEP-T FRAME Research Grant for his research project entitled "The Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Oligodendrocyte Precursor Development" (2014).
  • Sean Kelly (Huang lab) has been awarded the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship, $140,346/3 years (2013-2016) from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

  • Fu F, Tucciarone JMEspinosa S, Sheng N, Darcy D, Nicoll RA, Huang ZJ, Stryker MP. A cortical circuit for gain control by behavioral state. Cell 156:1139-1152 (2013)

Achievements 2012-2013

Grants, Fellowships, Awards & Prizes

  • Quan 'Alfred' Gan has been awarded the AHA Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Jiook Cha was just selected to receive GSO's Distinguished Student Award for Spring 2013.

Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

  • JM Carlson, J Cha, E Harmon-Jones, LR Mujica-Parodi, G Hajcak, (2013) Influence of the BDNF Genotype on Amygdalo-Prefrontal White Matter Microstructure is Linked to Nonconscious Attention Bias to Threat. Cerebral Cortex [Epub ahead of print] Featured Article
  • Griffen, T.C., Wang, L., Fontanini, A. & Maffei, A. (2013) Developmental regulation of spatio-temporal patterns of cortical ciruit activation. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 6:65. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2012.00065.

Achievements 2011-2012

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Bronstein, Robert.(2012-2014) Founders Affiliate Predoctoral Fellowship, $52,000.American Heart Association, Dallas, TX.
  • Kazi, Rashek.(2011-2014)NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service(NRSA)Predoctoral Fellowship,$140,346/3 years.National Institute ofNeurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS), Bethesda, MD.
  • Kazi, Rashek.(2011) Biophysical Society Education Travel Committee Award,$400.Biophysical Society, Rockville, MD.
  • Tucciarone,Jason.(2012) NIH Ruth L.Kirschstein National Research Service (NRSA)Predoctoral Fellowship. $32,582.National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Bethesda, MD

Achievements 2010-2011

Graduate Director: Joel Levine, Ph.D.
Department Chair: Lorna Role, Ph.D.

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Salussolia, C.L.(2011-2013). Title: The Functional Significance of Conformational States in Glutamatergic Signaling
  • Salussolia, C.L.(2010-2013). (NINDS). Neuroscience Scholars Program Fellowship

Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

  • Salussolia, C. L., M. Prodromou, P. Borker, L. P. Wollmuth. (2011) Arrangement of subunits in functional NMDA receptors. Journal of Neuroscience. 31:11295-11304.

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    Graduate Director: Lonnie Wollmuth, Ph.D. (2006-2010)
    Department Chair: Lorna Role, Ph.D.

    Acheivements 2009-2010

    Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

    • Fu, Yu.(2010) Sigma Xi Travel Award, $150, Sigma Xi, Stony Brook, New York.
    • Rodriguez, Justin(2010-2013) NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship, $29,703National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Bethesda, MD.
    • Iehab Talukder(2009-2011)American Heart AssociationPre-doctoral Fellowship. Title: Targeting elementary steps of ion channel gating in the NMDA receptor for drug design
    • Zanazzi, George(2010) Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award, $28,040/yr.,NINDS, Bethesda, MD.
    • Zanazzi, George(2009) Kevin King/John Miller Travel Scholarship Award. Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

    Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

    • Aubele, Teresa M.and Kritzer, M.F. (2010) Gonadectomy and hormone replacement affects in vivo basal extracellular dopamine levels in the prefrontal cortex but not motor cortex of adult male rats.Cerebral Cortex, (accepted)
    • Gates Keith P., Mentzer L, Karlstrom RO, Sirotkin HI. (2010). The transcriptional repressor REST/NRSF modulates hedgehog signaling.Dev Biol.340(2):293-305. PMID: 20122919
    • Robak LA, Venkatesh K, Lee H, Raiker SJ, Duan Y,Lee-Osbourne, Jane, Hofer T, Mage RG, Rader C, Giger RJ. (2009) Molecular basis of the interactions of the Nogo-66 receptor and its homolog NgR2 with myelin-associated glycoprotein: development of NgROMNI-Fc, a novel antagonist of CNS myelin inhibition.J Neurosci.29(18):5768-83.
    • LoGiudice, Lismarie, and Matthews, G. (2009) The Role of Ribbons at Sensory Synapses.Neuroscientist. 15(4):380-91.
    • Schecterson LC, Hudson MP, Ko M,Philippidou, Polyxeni, Akmentin W, Wiley J, Rosenblum E, Chao MV, Halegoua S, Bothwell M. (2010) Trk activation in the secretory pathway promotes Golgi fragmentation.Mol Cell Neurosci. 43(4):403-13.
    • Prieto, Martinand Wollmuth, L. P. (2010) Gating modes in AMPA receptors.Journal of Neuroscience. 30:4449-4459.
    • Shanthanelson, Monicca, Arvanian, VL and Mendell, LM (2009) Input- specific plasticity of NMDA- receptor mediated synaptic responses in neonatal rat motoneurons.Eur. J. Neurosci. 29(11):2125-36.

    Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquia, Presentations, Symposia, Workshops

    • Aubele, Teresa M.(2009) Comprehensive mapping of intracellular androgen receptor immunoreactivity among neurons projecting to the ventral tegmental area.Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
    • Fu, Yu, Huang, Z.J., (2010) Presynaptic GABAB receptor signaling regulates activity-dependent development of inhibitory axon terminals.Gordon Conference of Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience, Hong Kong.
    • Zhao, R., Nakamura. T.,Fu, Yu, Abhishek. C., Tansey. B., Spector. D.L., (2010) Comparative Visualization of Transcriptional Induction in Interphase and Post-Mitotic Cells.Imaging Transcription in Living Cells: A Systems and Computational Approach, HHMI Janelia Farm, VA, USA
    • Fu, Yu, Huang, J., (2009). GABA and neurexin signaling in activity-dependent development of inhibitory synapse and circuits.Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. INMED Satellite Conference of SFN - Neuroscience 2009, Multiple Facets of GABA in Brain Development, Chicago, USA
    • Yan Q, Rosati B, McKinnon D. Structural and Regulatory Evolution of Electrophysiological Systems.RECOMB Regulatory Genomics 2009, Boston/MIT/Broad, Dec 2nd-6th, 2009.
    • Rosati B,Yan Q, Lee M, Mallik S, Liou SR, Foell J, Kamp T, McKinnon D. Compensatory Responses to Heterozygous Conditional Knockout of the Cav1.2 Gene in Mouse Heart.American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009, Orlando, FL, Nov 14th -Nov 18th, 2009.
    • Rosati B,Yan Q, Liou SR, McKinnon D. Evolution of Electrophysiological Systems.74th Symposium: Evolution - The Molecular Landscape, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, May 27th -June 1st, 2009.

    Achievements 2008-2009

    Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

    • Aubele, Teresa(2008) Outstanding Manuscript Award, $125.Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior, Stony Brook, NY.
    • Bukhari, Noreen(2009-2014) NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship, $121,458.National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Bethesda, MD.
    • Zanazzi, George(2009) Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award, $28,040/yr.,NINDS, Bethesda, MD.

    Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

    • Shanthanelson, Monicca; Arvanian, Victor L.; Mendell, Lorne M. (2009, In press) Input-Specific Plasticity of NMDA Receptor- Mediated Synaptic Responses in Neonatal Rat Motoneurons.European Journal of Neuroscience.
    • Rosati B, Dong M, Cheng L, Liou SR,Yan Qinghong, Park JY, Shiang E, Sanguinetti M, Wang HS, McKinnon D. Evolution of ventricular myocyte electrophysiology.Physiol Genomic, 2008 35(3):262-72.
    • Yang, Yang, DeWeese, M.R., Otazu, G. and Zador A.M. (2008) "Millisecond-scale differences in neural activity in auditory cortex can drive decisions"Nature Neuroscience, 11: 1262-3.
    • Otazu, G., Lung-hao Tai,Yang, Yang, and Zador A.M. , "Engaging in an auditory task suppresses responses in auditory cortex"Nature Neuroscience, 2(5):646-54
    • Zanazzi, George, Matthews, G. (2009) The molecular architecture of ribbon presynaptic terminals.Molecular NeurobiologyMarch 3. [Epub ahead of print]

    Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquia, Presentations, Symposia, Workshops

    • Aubele, Teresa(2008) Gonadectomy in adult male rats increases extracellular dopamine levels in the prefrontal cortex: possible causative roles for effects on the norepinephrine transporter, but not the dopamine transporter or the enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase.Society for Neuroscience 2008. Washington, D.C.
    • Bukhari, Noreen(2009) NINDS/AUPN/ANA How To Combine Clinical and Research Careers in Neuroscience Symposium. Washington DC.
    • Bukhari, Noreen(2009) The role of tissue plasminogen activator in axonal regeneration of a mouse spinal cord injury model.The American Society for Clinical Investigation/ Association of American Physicians Joint Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
    • Bukhari, Noreen(2008) Role of tissue plasminogen activator in axonal regeneration of a mouse spinal cord injury model.38th Annual Society for Neuroscience Conference. Washington DC
    • Zanazzi, George, Matthews, G. (2008) Identification and characterization of complexin 3 and 4 paralogs in the zebrafish visual system.Society for Neuroscience 38th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

    Achievements 2007-2008

    Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

    • Philippidou, Polyxeni(2007) Kevin King/John Miller Travel Scholarship Award, $400,SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.
    • Wu, Muzhou(2008) Travel award to attend Gordon Research Conference Myelin Conference, $1,050,GRC Chair’s Fund, sponsored by NIH.
    • Zanazzi, George(2007) Best poster presentation at the Program in Neuroscience Graduate Student Symposium, $100.00.Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.
    • Zanazzi, George(2008) Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award, $27,788/yr.NINDS, Bethesda, MD.

    Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

    • Aubele, T., Kaufman, R., Montalment, F., and Kritzer, M.F. (In Press). The effects of gonadectomy and hormone replacement on a spontaneous novel object recognition task in adult male rats.Hormones and Behavior
    • Nolin, W., Emmetsberger, J.,Bukhari, Noreen, Zhang, Y., Levine, J., Tsirka, S. (2008) tPA-Mediated Generation of Plasmin is Catalyzed by the Proteoglycan NG2.GLIA. 56:177-189.
    • Londin ER, Mentzer L,Gates KP, Sirotkin HI. (2007) Expression and regulation of the zinc finger transcription factor Churchill during zebrafish development. Gene Expr Patterns. 7 (6):645-50.
    • LoGiudice, Lisamarie, Sterling, P., Matthews, G. (2008) Mobility and turnover of vesicles at the synaptic ribbon. JNeurosci. 28 (12): 3150-3158.
    • Bhasin, M,Wu, Muzhou, Tsirka SE. (2007) Modulation of microglial/macrophage activation by macrophage inhibitory factor (TKP) or tuftsin (TKPR) attenuates the disease course of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.BMC Immunology. Jul 16; 8:10.
    • Zanazzi, George, Matthews, G. (2007) A doubleheader in endocytosis.Neuron, 56(6): 939-942.

    Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquia, Presentations, Symposia, Workshops 

    • Aubele, Teresa. (2007) The effects of gonadectomy and hormone replacement on a spontaneous novel object recognition task in adult male rats,Neuroscience 2007. San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    • Gates, Keith. (2008) The transcriptional repressor REST negatively regulates Shh signaling in zebrafish.Conneticut Valley zebrafish meeting. UMass Amherst. MA, USA

    Achievements 2006-2007

    Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

    • Yang, Yang(2006) “Best poster award,” Graduate Program in Neuroscience Symposium 2006,SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York

    Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

    • LoGiudice Lisamarie, Henry D, Matthews G. (2006). Identification of calcium channel α1 subunit mRNA expressed in retinal bipolar neurons. Molecular Vision 12: 184-189.
    • LoGiudice Lisamarie, Matthews G. (2006). The synaptic vesicle cycle: Is kissing overrated? Neuron (51): 676-677.
    • LoGiudice Lisamarie, Matthews G. (2007). Endocytosis at ribbon synapses. Traffic (In press).

    Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquia, Presentations, Symposia, Workshops 

    • Lee, Eugene, Sivan-Loukianova, Eberl, D., Kernan, M. (2007) The retrograde intraflagellar transport protein REMPA/IFT140 forms the chordotonal ciliary dilation. Drosophila Research Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • LoGiudice, Lisamarie, Sterling, P., Matthews, G. (2006) Reduced mobility of vesicles at synaptic ribbons. Society for Neuroscience. Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Tai, Lung-Haoand Zador, A. M. (2007) Modulation of auditory responses by modality-specific attention in rat primary auditory cortex. Computational and Systems Neuroscience. Salt Lake City, Utah.
    • Yang, Yang, DeWeese, M.R., Otazu, G., Zador, A.M. (2006) Using cortical timing information to guide behavior Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology, Atlanta, GA.
    • Yang, Yang, DeWeese, M.R., Otazu, G., Zador, A.M. (2007) Using cortical timing information to guide behavior. Computational and Systems Neuroscience meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    • Zariwala, Hatim, Uchida, N., Kepecs, A., Mainen, Z.F. (2007) Temporal anticipation affects decision-making in an olfactory discrimination task. COSYNE (Computational and Systems Neuroscience). Salt Lake City, Utah/USA
    • Zariwala, Hatim, (2007) Temporal bounds on the performance of odor mixture dicrimination in rats. John B Pierce laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

     

    Graduate Director:  Gary Matthews, Ph.D. (2003 - 2006)
    Department Chair: Lorne Mendell, Ph.D. 

    Achievements 2005-2006

    Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

    • Barbarich-Marsteller, Nicole. (2006) Individual Pre-doctoral National Research Service Award. $27,485.NIDA. Bethesda, MD.
    • Tan, Andrew(2005) Best poster presentation at the Annual Graduate Student Symposium. $100.00.  SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.
    • Tan, Andrew(2005) Keystone Symposia Scholarship Winner. $1000.00. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Keystone Breckinridge, CO.                

    Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

    • Marsteller, D.A.,Barbarich-Marsteller, Nicole, Fowler, J.S., Schiffer, W.C., Alexoff, D.L., Rubins, D., Dewey, S.L. (2006) Reproducibility of intraperitoneal 2-deoxy-2-[18F]-fluoro-D-glucose cerebral uptake in rodents through time.Nuclear Medicine and Biology Vol (33): 71-9.
    • Wagner, A.,Barbarich-Marsteller, NicoleFrank, G.K., Bailer, U.F., Wonderlich, S.A., Crosby, R.D., Henry, S.E., Vogel, V., Plotnicov, K., McConaha, C., Kaye, W.H. (2006)  Personality traits after recovery from eating disorders: Do subtypes differ?International Journal of Eating Disorders Vol (39): 276-284.
    • Barbarich-Marsteller, Nicole,Marsteller, D.A., Fowler, J.S., Alexoff, D.L., Schiffer, W.K., Dewey, S.L. (Submitted) Food restriction decreased the dopaminergic response to a methamphetamine challenge measured with 11C-raclopride and microPET.Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
    • Barbarich-Marsteller, Nicole, Marsteller, D.A., Fowler, J.S., Dewey, S.L. (Submitted) Food restriction during late adolescence decreased the reinforcement value of cocaine compared to food: no correlation with absolute changes in striatal dopamine.Synapse.
    • Barbarich-Marsteller, Nicole, Marsteller, D.A., Fowler, J.S., Dewey, S.L. (Submitted) Food restriction during periadolescence increased the reinforcement value of cocaine compared to food in both male and female rats.Behavioral Pharmacology.
    • Marsteller, D.A.,Barbarich-Marsteller, Nicole, Alexoff, D.L., Dewey, S.L. (Submitted). Sexually dimorphic glucocorticoid action reverses serotonergic-induced increases in exploratory behavior.Journal of Endocrinology.
    • Marsteller, D.A.,Barbarich-Marsteller, Nicole, Patel, V.D., Dewey, S.L. (Submitted) Metabolic influence of chronic citalopram infusion in the brain: Lower striatal serotonin levels are associated with increased γ–aminobutyric acid levels and 18FDG uptake.Neuropsychopharmacology.
    • Chen, Fang-Ping and Evinger C. (in press) Cerebellar Modulation of Trigeminal Reflex Blinks: Interpositus Neurons. Journal of Neuroscience.
    • Shapiro, M.J.,Chen, Y.Y.,and Shapiro, V.S.  (2005) The Carboxyl-terminal Segment of the Adaptor Protein ALX Directs Its Nuclear Export During T Cell Activation. J Biol Chem280 (46) 38242-6.
    • Tan, Andrew M., Zhang, W., and Levine, J.M. (2005) NG2: a component of the glial scar that inhibits axon growth.Journal of Anatomy207(6): 717-25
    • Tan, Andrew M., Colletti, M., Rorai, A., and Levine, J.M. (2006) Antibodies against the NG2 proteoglycan promote the regeneration of sensory axons within the dorsal columns of the spinal cord.The Journal of Neuroscience.(In press)
    • Taveggia C.,Zanazzi, George, Petrylak, A., Yano, H., Rosenbluth, J., Einheber, S., Xu, X., Esper, R., Loeb, J., Shrager, P., Falls, D.L., Chao, M.V., Role, L., and Salzer, J.L. 2005. Type III neuregulin-1 levels determine the ensheathment fate of axons.Neuron47: 681-694.
    • Melendez-Vasquez, C., Carey, D.J.,Zanazzi, George, Reizes, O., Maurel P., and Salzer, J.L. 2005. Differential expression of proteoglycans at central and peripheral nodes of Ranvier.Glia52: 301-308.
    • Koticha, D., Maurel, P.,Zanazzi, George, Kane-Goldsmith, N., Basak, S., Babiarz, J., Salzer, J., Grumet, M. 2006. Neurofascin interactions play a critical role in clustering sodium channels, ankyrin G and beta IV spectrin at peripheral nodes of Ranvier. Developmental Biology 293: 1-12.
    • Glaser, S., Deutch, D., Studhome, K.,Zimov, Sarahand Yazulla, S. (2005) Endocannabinoids in the intact retina: 3H-anandamide uptake, fatty acid amide hydrolase immunoreactivity and hydrolysis of anandamide.Visual Neuroscience, 22(6):693-705.
    • Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquia, Presentations, Symposia, Workshops 
    • Barbarich-Marsteller, Nicole, Marsteller, D.A., Fowler, J.S., Dewey, S.L. (2005) Chronic food restriction in female rats increased conditioned place preference for food compared to cocaine.Society for Neuroscience 35th Annual Meeting, Press Release Abstract. Washington, D.C.
    • Marsteller, D.A., Patel, V.D.,Barbarich-Marsteller, Nicole, Dewey, S.L. (2005) Measure of induced changes in neurotransmitter and glucose metabolism during chronic citalopram infusion.Society for Neuroscience 35th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Chen, Fang-Ping and Evinger C(2005) CEREBELLAR MODULATION OF TRIGEMINAL REFLEX BLINKS.  Society for Neuroscience, program No. 744.1. Washington, DC.
    • Chen, Fang-Ping(2005) CEREBELLAR MODULATION OF TRIGEMINAL REFLEX BLINKS. Student symposium. Stony Brook, NY.
    • Tan, Andrew M.,Colletti, M.C., and Levine, J.M. (2005) Antibody-Induced Neutralization of the Glial Scar Promotes Sensory Axon Regeneration.Society for Neuroscience.   Washington, DC
    • Tan, Andrew M.,Colletti, M.C., and Levine, J.M. (2005) Antibody-Induced Neutralization of the Glial Scar Promotes Sensory Axon Regeneration.Keystone Symposium—Axonal Connections: Molecular Cues for Development and Regeneration.  Breckenridge, CO.
    • Studholme, K.M.,Zimov, Sarah,Torre-Healy, A., Yazulla, S. (2006) Immunolocalization of Endocannabinoid Degradative Enzymes FAAH, MGL and COX-2 in Mouse Retina.Association for Research in Vision and OpthalmologyAbstr# 5382, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
    • Post-Doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments
    • Barbarich-Marsteller, Nicole. (2006) Post-doctorate. Department of Psychiatry.College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY.
    • Chen, F. P.(2006) Post-doctorate.  Department of Neuroscience,StanfordUniversity, Stanford,CA.

    Other 

    • Zanazzi, G.,DEANS’ LIST for academic achievement, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

    Achievements 2004-2005

    Graduate Director:  Gary Matthews, Ph.D.
    Department Chair:  Lorne Mendell, Ph.D.

     

    Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

    • Barbarich-Marsteller, Nicole.(2005) United States Department of Energy Graduate Student Award to Attend the 55th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany.United States Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
    • Van Wart, Audra.(2004) Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award, $28,141/yr.NINDS, Bethesda, MD.

    Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

    • Barbarich-Marsteller, N.C.,Marsteller, D.A., Alexoff, D.L., Fowler, J.S., Dewey, S.L. (in press) MicroPET Imaging in an Animal Model of Anorexia Nervosa.Synapse.
    • Barbarich-Marsteller, N.C.,and Kaye, W.H. (in press) Authors’ Response to “On using Olanzapine in Anorexia Nervosa.”Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
    • Frank, G.K., Bailer, U.F., Henry, S.E., Drevets, W., Meltzer, C.C., Price, J.C., Mathis, C.A., Wagner, A., Hoge, J., Ziolko, S.,Barbarich-Marsteller, N.,Weissfeld, L., Kaye, W.H. (in press) Increased Dopamine D2/D3 Receptor Binding after Recovery from Anorexia Nervosa Measured by Positron Emission Tomography and [11C]raclopride.Biological Psychiatry.
    • Barbarich-Marsteller, N.C.,Marsteller, D.A., Alexoff, D.L., Fowler, J.S., Dewey, S.L. (2005) MicroPET Imaging in an Animal Model of Anorexia Bervosa.Synapse 57(2).
    • Barbarich-Marsteller, N.C.,and Kaye, W.H. (2005) Authors’ Reply to “Use of Olanzapine in Anorexia Nervosa.”Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 66(5): 655-6.
    • Barbarich, N.C.,McConaha, C., Gaskill, J., La Via, M., Frank, G.F., Achenbach, S., Plotnicov, K.H., and Kaye, W.H. (2004) An Open Trial of Olanzapine in Anorexia Nervosa.Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 65(11): 1480-2.
    • Marsteller, D.A.,Barbarich-Marsteller, N.C.,Alexoff, D.L., Dewey, S.L. (submitted) Administration of Corticosterone and/or Citalopram: Sprague-Dawley Rodent Behavioral Shifts through Time.Behavioral Pharmacology.
    • Wagner, A.,Barbarich-Marsteller, N.C.,Frank, G.K., Bailer, U.F., Wonderlich, S.A., Crosby, R.D., Henry, S.E., Vogel, V., Plotnicov, K., McConaha, C., Kaye, W.H. (submitted) Personality Traits after Recovery from Eating Disorders: Do Subtypes Differ?International Journal of Eating Disorders.
    • Muscat, Louise,Tischler, R.C., and Morin, L.P. (in press) Functional Analysis of the Role of the Median raphe as a Regulator of Hamster Circadian System Sensitivity to Light.Brain Research.
    • Van Wart, Audra,Boiko, T., Trimmer, J.S., Matthews, G. (2005) Novel Clustering of Sodium Channel Nav1.1 with ankyrin-G and neurofascin at Discrete Sites in the Inner Plexiform Layer of the Retina.Mol Cell Neurosci. 28(4): 661-673.
    • Torre-Healy, A., Yazulla, S., Studholme, K.,Zimov, S.(2005) Qualitative Changes in the Retina of Genetic Knockout Mice.URECA Celebration of Undergraduate Achievements.Stony Brook, NY.
    • Zimov, S.,and Yazulla, S. (2004) Localization of Vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPVINRI)-like Immunoreactivity in Goldfish and Zebrafish Retinas: Restriction to Photoreceptor Synaptic Ribbons.Journal of Neurocytology 33: 441-452.
    • Torre-Healty, A., Yazulla, S., Studholme, K.,Zimov, S.(2004) Localization of Vanilloid Receptors in Mammalian Retina via Immunocytochemical Staining and Digital Acquisition.Journal of Behavioral and Neuroscience Research 2: 14.
    • Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquia, Presentations, Symposia, Workshops
    • Barbarich-Marsteller, N.C.,Marsteller, D.A., Dewey, S.L. (2005) Effects of Long Term Food Deprivation on Neuronal Activity Assessed with 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose and microPET: An Animal Model of Anorexia Nervosa.Academy for Eating Disorders International Conference. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    • Barbarich, N.C.,Marsteller, D.A., Alexoff, D.L., Schiffer, W.K., Dewey, S.L. (2004) Reproducibility of 2-[18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose uptake with Micropet in the Awake Rat.Society for Neuroscience 34th Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
    • Marsteller, D.A.,Barbarich, N.C.,Schiffer, W.K., Alexoff, D.L., Patel, V.D., Dewey, S.L. (2004) Acute and Subacute Administration of Corticosterone and/or Citalopram: Behavioral Shifts through Time.Society for Neuroscience 34th Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
    • Wagner, A.,Barbarich, N.,Henry, S.E., Bailer, U., Frank, G., Kaye, W.H. (2004) Personality Characteristics after Long-term Recovery from an Eating Disorder.16th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professionals. Berlin, Germany.
    • Marsteller, D.A., Alexoff, D.L.,Barbarich, N.C.,Schiffer, W.A., Patel, V., Dewey, S.L. (2004) Weekly Corticosterone Treatment Alters Acute Corticosterone 18-Fluoro-Deoxy-Glucose Accumulation.American Neuroendocrine Society Workshop: Neuroendocrinology of Energy Balance and Obesity.New Orleans, LA.
    • Muscat, Louise,Vidal L., Morin, L.P. (2004) Three-dimensional Anatomy of the Hamster Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN).Society for Neuroscience Abstract#765.18. San Diego, CA.
    • Shivers, K.,Muscat, L.,Morin, L.P. (2004) Relative Distribution of Crossed and Uncrossed Retinohypothalmic Tract (RHT) Projections to the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN).Society for Neuroscience Abstract #765.19. San Deigo, CA.
    • Van Wart, Audra,Boiko, T., Trimmer, J.S., Matthews, G. (2004) Sodium Channels Nav1.1 and Nav1.6 are Differentially Targeted within the Axon Initial Segment of Retinal Ganglion Cells.Society for Neuroscience 34th Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

    Post-Doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

    • Muscat, Louise.(2005) Post-doctorate. Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology,AlbertEinstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

    Achievements 2003-2004

    Graduate Director:  Gary Matthews, Ph.D.
    Department Chair:  Lorne Mendell, Ph.D.

     

    Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

    • Chattopadhyaya, Bidisha (2004) Society for Neuroscience/ Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Travel Award, $1500.Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, USA.
    • Creutz, Lela (2003) Predoctoral National Research Service Award “Hormone Receptor Actions in Midbrain Dopamine Pathways,” $27,337 (Yr. 2)National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
    • Hsieh, Helen (2004)  Predoctoral National Research Service Award, “Mechanisms of Abeta Synaptic Depression.”  $28,274  (Yr. 1)  Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health.  National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD
    • Schiffer, Wynne K (2004) Image of the Year, Honorable Mention Award,Concorde Microsystems, Inc.,Academy of Molecular Imaging Meeting, Orlando, Florida
    • Tai, Lung-Hao (2003) Scholarship for Methods in Computational Neuroscience. $1200Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.
    • Van Wart, Audra (2004)  Predoctoral National Research Service Award,“Sodium Channel Isoform Expression in the Retina..” $28,141 (Yr.1) Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health.  National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD
    • Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews
    • Bailer, UF, Price, JC, Meltzer, CC, Mathis, CA, Frank, GK, Weissfeld, L, McConaha, CW, Henry, SE, Brooks-Achenbach, S,Barbarich, NC, Kaye, WH. (2004) Altered 5-HT(2A) receptor binding after recovery from bulimia-type anorexia nervosa: relationship to harm avoidance and drive for thinness.NeuropsychopharmacologyMar 31 [Epub ahead of print].
    • Barbarich, NC, McConaha, CW, Halmi, KA, Gendall, K, Sunday, SR, Gaskill, J, La Via, M, Frank, GK, Brooks, S, Plotnicov, KH, Kaye, WH. (2004) Use of nutritional supplements to increase the efficacy of fluoxetine in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders35 (1):10-5.
    • Barbarich, NC& Kaye, WH. (In Press) Neurobiological mediators of risk and psychopathology in eating disorders.The Economics of Neuroscience: Trends in Evidence-based Neuropsychiatry.
    • Kaye, WH, Devlin, B,Barbarich, NC, Bulik, CM, Thornton, L, Bacanu, SA, Fichter, MM, Halmi, KA, Kaplan, AS, Strober, M, Woodside, DB, Bergen, A, Ganjei, K, Crow, S, Mitchell, J, Rotondo, A, Mauri, M, Cassano, G, Keel, P, Berrettini, WH, Klump, KL, Lilenfeld, LR. (In Press) Genetic analysis of bulimia nervosa: methods and sample description.International Journal of Eating Disorders35(4):  556-570.
    • Kaye, WH, Bulik, CM, Thornton, L,Barbarich, N, Masters, K, Fichter, MM, Halmi, KA, Kaplan, AS, Strober, M, Woodside, DB, Bergen, AW, Crow, S, Mitchell, J, Rotondo, A, Keel, P, Plotnicov, K, Pollice, C, Klump, KL, Lilenfeld, LR, Devlin, B, Quadflieg, N, Berrettini, WH. (In Press) Anxiety disorders comorbid with bulimia and anorexia nervosa.American Journal of Psychiatry.
    • Barbarich, NC, McConaha, C, Gaskill, J, LaVia, M, Frank, GF, Brooks, S, Plotnicov, K, Kaye, WH. (Submitted, under revision) An open trial of olanzapine in anorexia nervosa.Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
    •  Creutz, L.M.and Kritzer, M.F. (2004)  Mesostraiatal and mesolimbic projections of midbrain neurons immunoreative for estrogen receptor beta or andropgen receptors in rats. Journal of Comparative Neurology(In press).
    •  Rosati, B.,Grau, F.R, Kuehler, A., Rodriguez, S., McKinnon, D.  (2004) Comparison of different probe-level analysis techniques for oligonucleotide microarrays.  BioTechniques 36: 316-322
    •  Muscat, Louise, Huberman A.D., Jordon C.L., Morin L.P. (2003) Crossed and uncrossed retinal projections to the Hamster Circadian System. J. Comp. Neurol. 466 (4):  513-524.
    • Cox CL,Reichova I, Sherman SM. Functional Synaptic Contacts by Intranuclear Axon Collaterals of Thalamic Relay Neurons.Journal of Neuroscience 2003 Aug 20; 23(20):7642-6.
    •  Reichova Iand Sherman SM. Somatosensory Corticothalamic Projections: Distinguishing Drivers from Modulators.  Submitted to Journal of Neurophysiology (2004).
    • Schiffer WK, Azmoodeh M, Gerasimov M, Volkow ND, Fowler JS, Dewey SL (2003) Selegiline potentiates cocaine-induced increases in rodent nucleus accumbens dopamine.Synapse48:35-38.
    • Schiffer WK,Logan J, Dewey SL (2003) Positron emission tomography studies of potential mechanisms underlying phencyclidine-induced alterations in striatal dopamine.Neuropsychopharm28:2192-2198.
    •  Schiffer WK, Marsteller D, Dewey SL (2003) Sub-chronic low dose gamma-vinyl GABA (vigabatrin) inhibits cocaine-induced increases in nucleus accumbens dopamine.Psychopharmacology(Berl) 168:339-343
    • Boiko T*,Van Wart A*, Caldwell JH, Levinson SR, Trimmer JS, Matthews G. (2003) Functional specialization of the axon initial segment by isoform-specific sodium channel targeting.Journal of Neuroscience23:2306-2313 (*co-first authors)

    Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquia, Presentations, Symposia, Workshops

    • Chattopadhyaya, Bidisha, DiCristo G, Higashiyama H, Knott G, Welker E and Huang ZJ. (2004) Activity and experience dependent maturation of soma-targeted GABAergic innervation in primary visual cortex during a postnatal critical period.
    • Federation of European Neuroscience meeting,Lisbon, Portugal.
    • Synapse,Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA.
    • DiCristo G,Chattopadhyaya B, Higashiyama H, Knott G, Welker E and Huang ZJ. (2003) Activity and experience dependent maturation of perisomatic GABAergic innervation in primary visual cortex during a postnatal critical period.
    • Society for Neuroscience Abstract, New Orleans, LA, USA.
    •  Chen, F-P. and Evinger, C.(2003) Two Functions of Blink-Related Interpositus Neurons.Neuroscience 2003, the Society for Neuroscience's 33th Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA
    • Chen, F-P. and Evinger, C.(2003) Two Functions of Blink-Related Interpositus Neurons.  2nd  annual career development student symposium. Stony Brook, NY.
    •  Creutz LM, Kritzer, MF.  2004  Midbrain dopamine neurons projecting to prefrontal, motor or premotor cortices are distinguished by hormone receptor immunoreactivity.  Soc. Neuroscience Abstracts 30.
    •  Muscat, Louise, Tischler R., Morin L.P., (2003)  Functional analysis of the role of the median raphe as a regulator of hamster circadian system sensitivity to light.  Soc. Neurosci Abstr. #511.9, New Orleans, LA.
    • Reichova I, Somatosensory Corticothalamic Projections: Distinguishing Drivers from Modulators.Society for Neuroscience Abstract 60.17. SFN Meeting, New Orleans, November 7-12, 2003.
    • Schiffer WK,Patel V, Van Tol, HH and Dewey, SL. (2003) Simultaneous micropet/microdialysis studies to identify a role that genetic alterations in post-synaptic receptor expression play in pre-synaptic neurotransmitter release.AmericanCollegeof Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)/Symposium Participant. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    •  Schiffer WK.(2003) Validating in vivo measures with combined microdialysis and microPET.Functional Imaging in Basic Biomedical Research with microPET/Workshop.Vancouver, BC
    • Tai, Lung-Hao.(2004) Discrimination of tones in noise by rats. 2004 Mid-Winter Meeting for Association for Research in Otolaryngology. Daytona Beach, Florida. Tai, Lung-Hao. Marta Moita. Zador, Anthony.
    • Van Wart, A.,Boiko, T., Matthews, G. (2003)  Sodium channel clustering machinery is present in the inner plexiform layer of the retina.Society for Neuroscience 33rd Annual Meeting.  New Orleans, LA.
    •  Watanabe, J., Rozov, A., and Wollmuth, L.P. (2003) Mechanisms Contributing to Short-term Synaptic Depression in Layers 2/3 of the Rat Visual Cortex.Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans, LA, USA.
    • Zimov S., Yazulla S. (2003) Immunolocalization of a Pan-specific Sodium Channel Polyclonal Antibody at the Photoreceptor Synaptic Ribbons of the Goldfish Retina. Annual meeting for the Society of Neuroscience, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Zimov S., Yazulla S. (2004) Light-Dependent Plasticity of a Na-Channel Immunoreactive Process Invaginating Mb Bipolar Cell Terminals. Annual meeting for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
    • Torre-Healy A., Yazulla S., Studholme K.,Zimov S. (2004) Localization of Vanilloid Receptors in Mammalian Retina via Immunocytochemical Staining and Digital Acquisition. URECA Celebration of Undergraduate Achievements, Stony Brook, NY.

    Post-Doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

    • Chen, Brian(2003)  Postdoctoral Appointment, Department of Cancer Biology,Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
    • Henriquez, Victor(2004) Postdoctoral Appointment,Laryngeal and Speech Section of the Medical Neurology Branch of the National Institute of Neural Disease and Stroke, Bethesda, MD, USA.

    Achievements 2002-2003

    Graduate Director: Mary Kritzer, Ph.D.
    Department Chair: Lorne Mendell, Ph.D.


    Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

    • Creutz, L.M. (2003) Predoctoral NRSA. Hormone Receptor Actions in Midbrain Dopamine Pathways, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
    • Gleason, M.R. (2002) Graduate Research Fellowship Award, $22K/year. National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
    • Kassem, Iris. (2002) National Research Service Award for Medical Student Dual -Degree MD/PhD Fellowship. NIH National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD.
    • LoGiudice, Lisamarie. (2002) NIH Predoctoral Training Grant in Neurobiology and Behavior. NIH National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD.
    • Masterson, Sean. (2002) NIH Predoctoral Training Grant in Neurobiology and Behavior. NIH National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD.
    • Prieto, Martin. (2002) NIH Predoctoral Training Grant in Neurobiology and Behavior. NIH National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD.
    • Schiffer, W.K. (2002) Targeting the Neurochemistry of Nicotine Dependence, $84,000. NIH National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD.
    • Zanazzi, George. (2002) NIH Predoctoral Training Grant in Neurobiology and Behavior. NIH National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD.

    Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

    • Chen, B.E., Trachtenberg, J.T., Knott, G.W., Feng, G., Sanes, J.R., Welker, E., Svoboda, K. (2002) Long-term in vivo Imaging of Experience-dependent Synaptic Plasticity in Adult Cortex. Nature 420: 788-794.
    • Chen, Z., Negra, M., Levine, A.K., Ughrin, Y., and Levine, J.M. (2003) Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells: Reactive Cells that Inhibit Axon Growth and Regeneration. J. Neurocytol. (in press).
    • Chen, Z., Ughrin, Y., and J.M. Levine. (2002) Axon Growth Inhibition by Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells. Mol. Cell Neurosci. 20: 125-139.
    • Creutz, L.M., and Kritzer, M.F. (2002) Estrogen Receptor-b immunoreactivity in the Midbrain of Adult Rats: Regional, Subregional, and Cellular Localization in the A10, A9, and A8 Dopamine Cell Groups. J Comp Neurol 446: 288-300.
    • Gleason, M.R., Higashijima, S., Dallman, J., Liu, K., Mandel, G. and Fetcho, J.R. (2003) Translocation of CaM Kinase II in vivo. Nature Neuroscience 6 (3): 217-218.
    • Rosati B., Grau, F.R., Li, H.., Nerbonne, J.M., McKinnon, D. (2003) Concordinate Patterns of KChip2 mRNA, Protein and Transient Outward Current Expression throughout the Canine Ventricle. Journal of Physiology (in press).
    • Kamanetz, F., Tomita, T., Hsieh, H., Seabrook, G., Borchelt, D., Iwatsubo, T., Sisodia, S., Malinow, R. (2003) APP Processing and Synaptic Function. Neuron 37 (5): 925-37.
    • Ughrin., Y., Chen, Z., and J.M. Levine. (2003) Multiple Domains of the NG2 Proteoglycan Mediate Axon Growth Inhibition. J.Neurosci. 23: 175-186.
    • Boiko, T., Van Wart, A., Caldwell, J., Levinson, S.R., Trimmer. J.S., Matthews, G. (2003) Functional Specialization of the Axon Initial Segment by Isoform-specific Sodium Channel Targeting. J Neurosci. (accepted).
    • Watanabe, J., Beck, C., Kuner, T., Premkumar, L.S., Wollmuth, L.P. (2002) DRPEER: A Motif in the Extracellular Vestibule Conferring High Ca2+ Flux Rates in NMDA Receptor Channels. J. Neuroscience 22 (23): 10209-16.
    • Zariwala, H.A., Miller A.C., Faumont, S., and Shawn R. Lockery. (2003) Step Response Analysis of Thermotaxis in C. Elegans. Journal of Neuroscience (in press).

    Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquia, Presentations, Symposia, Workshops

    • Chen, B.E., Trachtenberg, J.T., Knott, G.W., Feng, G., Sanes, J.R., Welker, E., Svoboda, K. (2002) Direct Observation of Experience-dependent Synapse Formation and Elimination in Adult Barrel Cortex in vivo. Axon Guidance & Neural Plasticity. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY. Society for Neuroscience. Orlando, FL.
    • Creutz, L.M., and Kritzer, M.F. (2002) Identification of Forebrain Targets of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons Immunoreactive for Intracellular Hormone Receptors. Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Orlando, FL.
    • Kassem, Iris, and Evinger, C. (2002) Effects of Chronic Facial Nerve Stimulation on the Development of Hemifacial Spasm. Society for Neuroscience 32nd Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.
    • Muscat Kelly, Louise, Huberman, A.D., Jordan, C.L., Morin, L.P. (2002) Retinal Terminal Fields: Complementary and Over-Lapping Projections from each Eye Demonstrated by Dual Fluorescent Anterograde Tract Tracing. Society for Neuroscience 32nd Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.
    • Schiffer, W.K., Alexoff, D.L., Logan, J., and Dewey, S.L. (2003) Understanding the Fundamentals of Radiotracer Binding in the Rodent Dopaminergic System using Simultaneous microPET and Microdialysis Techniques. Society for Nuclear Medicine (SNM) 50th Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
    • Schiffer, W.K., Alexoff, D.L., and Dewey, S.L. (2003) Microdialysis Probe Placement Produces Marked Ipsilateral Hypometabolism in the Absence of Similar Changes in Dopamine Receptor Activity and Extracellular Dopamine Concentrations. BrainPET '03. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
    • Schiffer, W.K., Marsteller, D.A., and Dewey, S.L. (in press) Neuroimaging Abnormalitities in Drug Addiction and Alcoholism. Handbook of Medical Psychiatry. Section G. Substance Abuse and Dependence. Soares, JC and Gershon, S., Eds. Marcel Dekker, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Schiffer, W.K., and Dewey, S.L. (2003) Dynamic Neurotransmitter Interactions Measured with PET. Handbook of Radiopharmaceuticals: Radiochemistry and Applications. M.J. Welch and C.S. Redvanly, Eds. London, UK: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
    • Schiffer, W.K., Marsteller, D.A., Gerasimov, M.R., Carter, P., King, P., Shea, C., Logan, J., Alexoff, D.L. and Dewey, S.L. (2002) Functional Alterations in GABAergic or Glutamatergic Modulation of Dopamine (DA) by Chronic Neuroleptic Treatment: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Studies in Healthy Primates. Society for Nuclear Medicine (SNM) 49th Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.
    • Schiffer, W.K., Marsteller, D.A., Gerasimov, M.R., Alexoff, D., Logan, J., Brodie, J.D., and Dewey, S.L. (2002) Prolonged Neuroleptic Exposure Differentially Alters the Endogenous Regulation of Dopamine (DA): Serial 11C-raclopride PET Studies of GABAergic and Glutamatergic Modulation of DA in Primates Treated with Clozapine or Haloperidol. NeuroReceptor Mapping. Oxford, UK.
    • Schiffer, W.K., and Dewey, S.L. (2002) Serial PET Studies in Haloperidol Treated Primates Demonstrate Persistent Alterations in Glutamatergic Modulation of Synaptic Dopamine. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). San Juan, PR.
    • Tai, Lung-Hao, and Zador, Anthony. (2002) A Study of Off-Responses and Forward-Masking Using in vivo Whole Cell Patch Recording in Rat Auditory Cortex. 32nd Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Orlando, FL.
    • Cox, C.L., Reichova, I., Sherman, S.M. (2003) Functional Synaptic Contacts by Intranuclear Axon Collaterals of Thalamic Relay Neurons. Journal of Neuroscience (submitted).
    • Van Wart, A., Boiko, T., Trimmer, J.S., Caldwell, J., Levinson, S.R., Matthews, G. (2002) Sodium Channel Expression at the Initial Segment of Retinal Ganglion Cell Axons. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Orlando, FL.

    Achievements 2001 - 2002

    Graduate Director: Mary Kritzer, Ph.D.
    Department Chair: Lorne Mendell, Ph.D.

     

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards

    • Creutz, L.M. (2001) NIH Predoctoral Training Grant in Neurobiology and Behavior. Bethesda, Maryland.
    • Gleason, Michelle (2001) NIH Predoctoral Training Grant in Neurobiology and Behavior. Bethesda, Maryland.
    • Kassem, Iris. (2001) NIH Predoctoral Training Grant in Neurobiology and Behavior. Bethesda, Maryland.
    • Schiffer WK Targeting the Neurochemistry of Nicotine Dependence. F31 MH65132-01 NRSA Application, submitted to NIDA, scored 155.
      Awaiting funding decision.
    • Van Wart, Audra M. (2001) NIH Predoctoral Training Grant in Neurobiology and Behavior. Bethesda, Maryland.

     

    • Chen, B.E., Trachtenberg, J.T., Feng, G., Sanes, J.R., Svoboda, K. (2001) Dendritic Spine Growth in Adult Neocortex In Vivo. Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, California.
    • Martin S, Levine AK, Chen ZJ, Ughrin Y, Levine JM. Deposition of the NG2 proteoglycan at nodes of Ranvier in the peripheral nervous system. Journal of Neuroscience, 21: 8119-8128. (2001)
    • Creutz, L.M. & Kritzer, M.F. (2002) Estrogen Receptor Beta Immunoreactivity in the Midbrain of Adult Rats: Regional, Subregional and Cellular Localization in the A10, A9, and A8 Dopamine Cell Groups. J. Comp. Neurology. In press.
    • Kurt Haas, Kendall Jensen, Wun Chey Sin, Lisa Faa, Hollis T. Cline. Review for Differentiation (in press).
    • Evinger C, Mao JB, Powers AS, Kassem IS, Schicatano EJ, Henriquez VM, Peshori KR. (2002) Dry eye, blinking, and blepharospasm. Movement Disorders, 17 Suppl 2:S75-8.
    • Li W, Thaler, C, Brehm P (2001) Calcium Channels in Xenopus Spinal Neurons Differ in Somas and Presynaptic Terminals, J Neurophysiol 86:269-279.
    • Gerasimov MR, Franceschi M, Volkow ND, Gifford A, Gatley SJ, Marsteller DA, Molina PE, Dewey SL. (2000) Comparison between Intraperitoneal and Oral Methylphenidate Administration: A Microdialysis and Locomotor Activity Study. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 295: 51-57.
    • Marsteller DA, Gerasimov MR, Schiffer WK, Geiger JM, Barnett CR, Schaich Borg J, Volkow ND, Molina PE, Alexoff DA, Dewey SL. (2002c) Acute handling stress Modulates Methylphenidate induced catecholamine overflow in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex. Neuropsychopharmacology (in press)
    • Gerasimov MR, Schiffer WK, Marsteller DA, Ashby C, Gardner EL, Lennon IC, Taylor S, Brodie JB, Dewey SL. (2001a) GABAergic blockade of cocaine-associated cue-induced increase in nucleus accumbens dopamine. Eur J Pharm 414: 205-209.
    • Gerasimov MR, Ferrieri R, Schiffer WK, Marsteller DA, Dewey SL. (April 2002) Study of brain uptake and biodistribution of an abused inhalant using PET and a novel radiotracer 11C-toluene. Life Sciences 70:2811-2828
    • Gerasimov MR, Schiffer WK, Marstellar D, Ferrieri R, Alexoff D, Dewey SL (Feb 2002) Toluene inhalation produces regionally specific changes in extracellular dopamine. Drug Alcohol Depend 65:243-251.
    • Schiffer WK, Gerasimov MR, Marsteller DA, Ashby CR, Brodie JD and Dewey SL. (Dec 2001). Topiramate selectively attenuates nicotine-induced increases in monoamine release. Synapse 42:196-198.
    • Schiffer WK, Gerasimov MR, Marsteller DA, Hofmann LC, Alexoff DL, Ashby CR, Brodie JD & Dewey SL. (Nov 2001) Gamma vinyl GABA modulates of NMDA-antagonist induced dopamine release in the mesocorticolimbic system. Neuropsychopharmacology 25:704-712.
    • Ashby CR, Schiffer WK, Horan B, Brodie JD, Dewey SL and Gardner, EL. (2002) g-vinyl GABA (GVG) an irreversible inhibitor of GABA transaminase, attenuates cocaine-induced sensitization in rats. J Pharm Exp Ther (in press)
    • Y. Shao, W. Akmentin, J. Toledo-Aral, J. Rosenbaum, G Valdez, J. Cabot, B. Hilbush, and S. Halegoua (2002) Pincher, A pinocytic Chaperone for Nerve Growth Factor/TrkA Signaling Endosomes. J. Cell Biol. in press.
    • Jiayuan Tong, Frances Hannan, Yinghua Zhu, Andre Bernards and Yi Zhong, Neurofibromin regulates G protein-stimulated adenylyl cyclase activity, nature neuroscience vollme 5 no 2, February 2002.
    • Jatzke, C., Watanabe, J., Wollmuth, L. P. (2002) Voltage and concentration dependence of Ca(2+) permeability in recombinant glutamate receptor subtypes. J. Physiol (538): 25-39

    Conferences/Colloquia, Presentations, Symposia, Workshops

    • Creutz, L.M. & Kritzer, M.F. (2001) Immunoreactivity for the Estrogen Receptor Beta Isoform Colocalizes with Subsets of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons in Adult Rats. Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, CA.
    • V.M. Henriquez and L.C. Evinger, (2001) "Caudal trigeminal nucleus modulates corneal reflex blink amplitude." The Society for Neuroscience 31st Annual Meeting Nov. 10-15 San Diego CA
    • Kassem, IS and Evinger, LC. (2001) Do Humans exhibit eyelid dominance? Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting San Diego, CA.
    • Schicatano, EJ, Kassem, IS, Evinger, C, Dey, PM. (2002) Manganese exposure increases blink reflex excitability in sprague-dawley rats Society for Toxicology Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.
    • Marsteller DA, Gerasimov MR, Schiffer WK, Brodie JD, Dewey SL, Ashby CR Jr. (2000) Time course of GABAergic inhibition of nicotine or cocaine induced increases in nucleus accumbens dopamine. Society for Neuroscience Abstr. 26: 1146.
    • Marsteller DA, Gerasimov MR, Ashby CR Jr, Schiffer WK, Gardner EL, Brodie JD and Dewey SL. (2000) GABAergic blockade of cue-induced increases in nucleus accumbens dopamine in freely moving animals. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 40:2000
    • Marsteller DA, Schiffer WK, Gerasimov MR, Volkow ND, Dewey SD, Ashby CR Jr. (2001) Stress Modulation of Methylphenidate induced Catecholamine Overflow. Oral Presentation Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. November 2001
    • Muscat-Kelly, Louise, Huberman, A.D., and Morin, L.P. (2002) Symmetry and distribution of the retinohypothalamic tract terminal field in the hamster suprachiasmatic nucleus: a double label fluorescent tract tracing study. Sleep Research Society/Society for Research on Biological Rhythms Joint Meeting. Amelia Island Plantation, Jacksonville, FL.
    • Schiffer, W.K., Gerasimov, M.R., Marsteller, D.A., Van Wart, A.M., Brodie, J.D., Dewey, S.L. (2001) Paradoxical effects of dizocilpine (MK-801) or phencyclidine (PCP) on dopamine transporter (DAT) activity: Positron Emission Tomography (PET), autoradiography and microdialysis studies. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, California.
    • Schiffer, WK, Gerasimov MR, Marsteller DA, Van Wart A, Dewey SL. Paradoxical effects of dizocilpine (MK-801) or phencyclidine (PCP) on dopamine transporter (DAT) activity: Positron Emission Tomography (PET), autoradiography and microdialysis studies. Oral Presentation. Society for Neuroscience, November 2001, San Diego, CA.
    • Schiffer, WK and Dewey, SLD. (2001). Acute, chronic or residual effects of neuroleptic treatment on 11C-raclopride binding in the non-human primate: serial Positron Emission Tomography studies over time. Oral Presentation, Hot Topics Selection. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Caribe Hilton, HI, December 2001
    • Schiffer WK, Marsteller DA, Gerasimov MR, Carter P, King P, Shea C, Logan J, Alexoff DL and Dewey SL. Functional alterations in GABAergic or glutamatergic modulation of dopamine (DA) by chronic neuroleptic treatment: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) studies in healthy primates. Oral Presentation. Society for Nuclear Medicine 49th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles CA June16 - 20, 2002
    • Schiffer WK, Marsteller DA, Gerasimov MR, Alexoff DL, Logan J, Brodie JD and Dewey SL (2002) Prolonged neuroleptic exposure differentially alters the endogenous regulation of dopamine (DA): Serial 11C-raclopride PET studies of GABAergic and glutamatergic modulation of DA in primates treated with clozapine or haloperidol. Poster Presentation, Neuroreceptor Mapping Conference, Oxford, England, July 2002
    • Tai, Lung-Hao. (2001) IN VIVO WHOLE CELL RECORDING OF SYNAPTIC RESPONSES UNDERLYING TWO-TONE INTERACTIONS IN RAT AUDITORY CORTEX. 31st Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, California. Tai, Lung-Hao. Zador, Anthony.
    • Van Wart, A.M., .Adler, A.P., Kritzer, M.F. (2001) Region-specific effects of ovariectomy on tyrosine hydroxylase and serotonin immunoreactivity in the neostriatum of adult female monkeys. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, California.
    • Watanabe, J., C. Jatzke, and L. P. Wollmuth. (2001) Domains underlying the block of NMDA receptor channels by extracellular Ca2+. Society for Neuroscience. 703.10
    • Jatzke, C., J. Watanabe, and L. P. Wollmuth. (2001) Determinants of calcium influx in calcium-permeable AMPA receptor channels. Society for Neuroscience. 480.1
    • Zimov S., Yazulla S. (2002) Immunolocalization of the Vanilloid (Capsaicin) Receptor 1 Polyclonal Antibody in the Goldfish Retina. Annual meeting for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Post-doctorates obtained and Professional Appointments

    • Li, Z. (2001) Postdoctoral appointment at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    • Shao, Y. (2002) Postdoctoral appointment at Cornell University Medical Center.
    • Tong, J. (2002) Postdoctoral appointment Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

    ACHIEVEMENTS 2000-2001

    Graduate Director: Mary Kritzer, Ph.D.
    Department Chair: Lorne Mendell, Ph.D.

     

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards

    • Coburn-Litvak P.S. (2000-2003) National Institutes of Health Individual National Research Service Award (Predoctoral): Glucocorticoids vs. Exercise in the Hippocampus #1F31MH1267701.
    • Tong J., (2000-2001) Ellison Medical Foundation New Opportunities Award on Oxidative stressed A-beta overexpression flies-A Drosophila Alzheimer's Model. Ellison Med NO-0009-00.
    • Gleason, Michelle Ryu (2001) National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program--honorable mention.

     

    • Boiko T., Rasband M.N., Levinson S.R., Caldwell J.H., Mandel G., Trimmer J.S. and Matthews G. April 2001, "Comapct Myelin Dictates the Differential Targeting of Two Sodium Channel Isoforms in the Same Axon" Neuron.
    • Evinger C., Mao J-B., Powers A.S., Kassem I.S., Schicatano E.J., Henriquez V.M. and Peshori K.R. (in press) Dry Eye, Blinking and Blepharospasm. Proceedings of the 2nd European Meeting on Brainstem Function and Pathophysilogy. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • Thaler C., Li W., Brehm P. (2001) Calcium Channel Isoforms Underlying Synaptic Transmission at Embryonic Xenopus Neuromuscular Junctions. J Neurosci Vol. (21) pp:412-422.
    • Li W., Thaler C., Brehm P. (in press) Calcium channels in Xenopus spinal neurons differin terminals J. Neurophsyio.
    • Anderson B.J., Rapp D., Baek D., Coburn-Litvak P.S., McCloskey D., Robinson J. (2000) Exercise influences 8-arm radial maze performance. Physiology and Behavior 70(5):425-429.
    • Anderson B.J., Gately S.J., Rapp D.N., Coburn-Litvak P.S., Volkow N.D. (2000) The ratio of striatal D1 to muscarinic receptors changes in aging rats housed in an enriched environment. Brain Res 872:262-265.
    • Rosati, B., Pan, Z., Lypen, S., Wang, H.S., Cohen, I., Dixon, J.E. and McKinnon, D. (in press) Transcriptional regulation of the KChIP2 gene underlies the gradient of transient outward current in canine and human ventricle. J. of Physiolology.
    • Yu H., Wymore R.S., Wu J., Potapova I., Wymore R.T., Holmes B., Zuckerman J., Pan Z., Wang H., Shi W., Robinson R. B., El-Maghrabi R., Benjamin W., Dixon J. E., McKinnon D., and Cohen I. (submitted) S. Mirp1: a beta subunit for the HCN ion channel family enhances expression and speeds kinetics. Circulation Research.
    • Tong J et al. (2000) A neurofibromatosis-1-regulated pathway is required for learning in Drosophila. Nature (403) Feb, 895-898.
    • Jatzke, C., Watanabe J., Wollmuth, L. P. (submitted) Voltage and Concentration Dependence of Ca2+ Permeability in Glutamate Receptor Subtypes. The Journal of Physiology.
    • Watanabe, J., C. Beck, A. Sobolevsky, T. Kuner, & L.P. Wollmuth (submitted) DRPEER: A Motif in the Extracellular Vestibule Conferring High Ca2+ Flux Rates in NMDA Receptor Channels. Neuron.

    Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquia, Presentations, Symposia, Workshops

    • Bhatt D.H., Liu K.S., Fetcho J.R. (2000) Identifying spinal interneurons involved in motor behaviours of zebrafish by simultaneous calcium imaging and high speed motion analysis. Annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Bhatt D.H., DePoister B., Palma S.A., Fetcho J.R. (2001) Monitoring the regeneration and functional recovery of injured spinal cord in larval zebrafish. Annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California.
    • Bhatt D.H., Hale M.E., Fetcho J.R. (2001) Activation of zebrafish spinal interneurons in different forms of the escape behaviour. Annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California.
    • Higashijima S., Bhatt D.H., Mandel G., Fetcho J.R. (2001) Neurotransmitter properties of spinal interneurons in embryonic/larval zebrafish. Annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California.
    • Boiko T., Rasband MN, Trimmer JS, Caldwell JH, Levinson SR, and Matthews G. (2000) "Differential spatial targeting of sodium channle isoforms in CNS axons" Poster at Society for Neuroscience Meeting in New Orleans
    • Creutz, L.M. & Kritzer, M.F. (2001) Immunoreactivity for the Estrogen Receptor b Isoform Colocalizes with Specific Subsets of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons in Adult Rats: Comparison with Patterns of Colocalization for Androgen Receptor and Estrogen Receptor a Immunoreactivity. Abstract, Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, CA.
    • Henriquez VM, Evinger C. (2001) Caudal trigeminal nucleus modulates corneal reflex blink amplitude. 31st Annual Meeting Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, California USA.
    • Kassem, I., Evinger C. (2001) Do humans exhibit eyelid dominance? Abstract, 31st Annual Meeting Society for Neuroscience. San Diego, California USA.
    • Anderson BJ, McCloskey DM, Adamo DS, Coburn-Litvak PS (2001) Exercise that alters Hippocampus-related Behavior and Metabolic Capacity in Motor Structures Does Not Alter Metabolic Capacity in the Hippocampus. Poster presented at the 34th annual Winter Conference on Brain Research, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
    • Coburn-Litvak PS, Pothakos K, Tata DA, Anderson BJ (2000) Does CA3 Synapse Density Change after 21 Days of Corticosterone Injections? Soc Neurosci Abstr 372.9
    • Pugach I., Kritzer M., (2001) Administration of Tamoxifen but Not Flutamide to Hormonally Intact, Adult Male Rats Mimics the Effects of Short-Term Gonadectomy on the Catecholamine InnervationCerbral Cortex. The Jouranl of Comparative Neurology 431:444-459.
    • Pothakos K, Kawashima N, Coburn-Litvak P.S., McCloskey D.P., Tata D.A., Adamo DS, Anderson BJ. (2000) Corticosterone Injections Disturb Circadian Behavioral Rhythm. Soc Neurosci Abstr 372.11
    • Powers A.S., Coburn-Litvak P.S., Evinger C. (2000) A Conditioned Blink is Not a Blink. Soc Neurosci Abstr.745.4
    • Coburn-Litvak P.S., Tata DA, Gorby H, Lawrence DM, Ansari B, Razi R, Anderson BJ. (submitted April 23, 2001) Effects of 2 months Administration of Stress-Related Hormones on Behavior, CA3 Cell Numbers, Neuropil Volume, Glial Volume, and Synapse Numbers. Society for Neuroscience
    • Rosati B., Lypen S., Pan Z., Wang H.S., Cohen I., Dixon J.E. and McKinnon D. (2001). Contribution of the KChIP2 accessory subunit to native Ito K+ channels in canine heart. Biophysical Journal, Abstracts, Vol. 80, No.1, P638a.
    • Reichova I. Cox C.L., Sherman S.M. (2000) Spike frequency adaptation in cells of the lateral geniculate nucleus. Abstract 447.15, Society for Neuroscience Meeting, New Orleans.
    • Cox C.L., Reichova I.; Sherman S.M. (2000) Intranuclear axon collaterals of thalamic relay cells contact inerneurons in the cat's lateral geniculate nucleous. Abstract 447.16, SFNM New Orleans.
    • Tong J, Guo HF, Hannan F, Luo L, Zhong Y. (2000) NF-1 dependent activation of adenylyl cyclase(s) in invertebrates and vertebrates. NNFF Consortium for the Molecular Biology of NF1 and NF2.
    • Tong J., Guo H., Hannan F., Hakker I., An J., Zhong Y (2000) NF1-Regulated Adenylyl Cyclase Pathway. Abstr 345.9 Neuroscience meeting at New Orleans.
    • Tong J. (2001) Neurofibromatosis-1 Regulated Aging and Stress Behavior. Abstr submitted, Neuroscience meeting at San Diego.
    • Van Wart A.M., Adler A.P., Bethea C.L., Kritzer M.F. (submitted) Region-specific effects of ovariectomy and hormone replacement on tyrosine hydroxylase and serotonin immunoreactivity in the neostriatum of adult female monkeys. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.
    • Schiffer W.K., Van Wart A.M., Gerasimov M.R., Gardner E.L., Dewey S.O., (2001) MK-801 increases dopamine transporter (DAT) availability: A positron Emission Tomography (PET) investigation in non-human primates. Oral Presentation, The College of Problems on Drug Dependence 63rd Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.
    • Jatzke C., Watanabe J., Wollmuth L.P., (submitted) Voltage and Concentration Dependence of Ca2+ Permeability in Glutamate Receptor Subtypes. The Journal of Physiology.
    • Watanabe J., Beck, C. Sobolevsky A., Kuner T., Wollmuth, L.P., (submitted) DRPEER: A Motif in the Extracellular Vestibule Conferring High Ca2+ Flux Rates in NMDA Receptor Channels. Neuron.
    • Jatzke C., Watanabe J., Wollmuth L.P., Determinants of Ca2+ Flux in Ca2+-permeable AMPAR Channels. Society for Neuroscience, November 2001, San Diego.
    • Watanabe J., Jatzke C., Wollmuth L.P., Domains Uunderlying the Block of NMDA Receptor Channels by Extracellular Ca2+. Society for Neuroscience, November 2001, San Diego.

    Post-doctorates obtained and Professional Appointments (2000-2001)

    • Boiko Tatiana. (2001) Postdoctoral Fellow in department of Biochemistry and Cell biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC, NY, USA.

    ACHIEVEMENTS 1999-2000

    Graduate Director: Joseph Fetcho, Ph.D.
    Department Chair: Lorne Mendell, Ph.D.

     

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards

    • Coburn-Litvak PS, (2000-2003)
      National Institutes of Health Individual National Research Service Award (Predoctoral): "Glucocorticoids vs. Exercise in the Hippocampus" #1F31MH1267701.
    • Venkatesan, Charu (1998-2002)
      Individual NRSA for MD-PhD students; National Institute of Mental Health.

     

    • Lendvai B., Stern EA, Chen B., Svoboda K. 2000. Experience-dependent plasticity of dentritic spines in the developing rat barrel cortex in vivo. Nature 2000 Apr 20; 404(6780:876-81
    • Brian Chen, Balazs Lendvai‡, Esther Nimchinsky, Barry Burbach, Kevin Fox†, Karel Svoboda. Imaging high-resolution structure of GFP-expressing neurons in neocortex in vivo. Learning & Memory 2000, manuscript submitted.
    • Anderson BJ, Rapp D, Baek D, Coburn-Litvak PS, McCloskey D, Robinson J. Exercise influences 8-arm radial maze performance. Physiology and Behavior, in press.
    • Anderson, JS, Lampl, I, Reichova, I, Carandini, M, Ferster, D. 2000. Membrane Potential Fluctuations in the Membrane Potential in the Visual Responses of Complex Cells of Cat Visual Cortex. Nature Neuroscience 3, 6, 617-621.
    • Venkatesan C and Kritzer, MF. 1999. Perinatal gonadectomy affects corticocortical connections in motor but not visual cortex in adult male rats. J Comp Neurol. 415:240-265.
    • Zongming Pan, Alexander A. Selyanko, Jennifer K. Hadley, David A. Brown, Jane E. Dixon and David McKinnon."Alternate Splicing of KCNQ2 Potassium Channel Transcripts Contributes to the Functional Diversity of M-Currents in Rat Sympathetic Neurons." J. of Physiology, manuscript submitted

    Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquia, Presentations, Symposia, Workshops

    • Buckmaster CA, Eichenbaum H, Amaral DG, Rap PR (1999)
      Unimpaired object recognition and discrimination performance in monkeys and excitotoxic lesions of the hippocampus. Soc. Neurosci. Abst. 25: 88.
    • Chen, B. Lendvai, K. Svoboda. 2000.
      EXPERIENCE-DEPENDENT PLASTICITY OF DENDRITIC SPINES IN DEVELOPING RAT BARREL CORTEX IN VIVO. Society for Neuroscience Conference, abstract submitted. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.,
    • Esther N Z.J. Chen and J.M. Levine,
      Inhibition of axonal outgrowth by oligodendrocyte precursor cells: a role for the NG2 chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan. Poster, Society for Neuroscience, 1999, Miami, Florida.
    • Abstract, Society for Neuroscience, 2000 L.M. Creutz and M.F. Kritzer,
      Neurobiology and Behvior, SUNY Stony Brook, "Gonadal Hormones Modulate Tyrosine Hydorxylase mRNA in Midbrain Dopamine Nuerons." Submitted 5/21/00.
    • T. Boiko, J. Trimmer, R. Levinson, G. Matthews,
      "Localization of voltage-dependent sodium in rat retina." Abstract, Society for Neuroscience, 1999, Miami, Florida.
    • Powers AS, Coburn-Litvak PS, Evinger C. A
      Conditioned Blink is Not a Blink. Soc Neurosci Abstr., submitted April 2000.
    • Pothakos K, Kawashima N, Coburn-Litvak PS, McCloskey DP, Tata DA, Adamo DS, Anderson BJ.
      Corticosterone Injections Disturb Circadian Behavioral Rhythm. Soc Neurosci Abstr., submitted April 2000.
    • Coburn-Litvak PS, Encarnacion R, Anderson BJ (1999)
      Cell Density in Rat CA3 is Unchanged After 21 Days of Corticosterone Injections. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 25:344.1
    • Reichova, I, Cox, CL, Sherman, SM. 2000.
      Spike frequency adaptation in cells of the lateral geniculate nucleus. Society for Neuroscience Meeting Abstract.
    • Cox, CL, Reichova, I, Sherman, SM. 2000.
      Intranuclear axon collaterals of thalamic relay cells contact other neurons in the cat lateral geniculate nucleus. Society for Neuroscience Meeting Abstract.
    • Biochemical and behavioral effects of acutely induced overexpression of b-amyloid precursor protein (APP)-like protein in Drosophila J. Tong, F.-H. Guo and Y.Zhong. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (1998) 13.6 Soc Neurosci Abstr.
    • Biochemical dissection of NF1-regulated rutabaga-adenylyl cyclase pathway in Drosophila Learning. Tong, J.,Hannan, F., and Zhong, Y. (1999).530.2 Soc Neurosci Abstr.
    • NF1-REGULATED ADENYLYL CYCLASE PATHWAYS IN INVERTEBRATES AND VERTEBRATES.
      Jiayuan Tong, Hui-Fu Guo, Frances Hannan, Inessa Hacker, Yi Zhong. (abstract for presenation in 2000 NNFF International Consortium of Neurofibromatosis 1 and Neurofibromatosis 2) Tong, J. Neurobiology of Drosophila(1998)
      Workshop in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
    • Tong, J. Full scholarship and tuition for Neurobiology of Aging(2000) in Marine Biology Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachussets.
    • Y. Ughrin, and JM Levine,
      "Multiple globular domains of the NG2 proteoglycan core protein mediate neurite growth Inhibition." Poster, Society for Neuroscience Meeting, 1999, Miami, Florida.
    • Ughrin, Y., research talk at the Friends of Myelin Club, Hunter College (2000), "Multiple globular domains of the NG2 proteoglycan core protein mediate neurite growth Inhibition."
    • Venkatesan C, Pugach I, Kritzer MF. (2000).
      Differential ability of tamoxifen vs. flutamide to mimic the effects of gonadectomy on catecholamine innervation in the cerebral cortex of adult male rats. Abstract Soc. Neuroscience. In press.
    • Zongming Pan, Alexander A. Selyanko, Jennifer K. Hadley, David A. Brown, Jane E. Dixon and David McKinnon.. .
      "Alternate Splicing of KCNQ2 Potassium Channel Transcripts Contributes to the Functional Diversity of M-Currents in Rat Sympathetic Neurons." Society for Neuroscience Conference, abstract submitted. New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Post-Doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments (1999-2000)

    • Buckmaster, Cindy (2000)
      Postdoctoral Researcher with Elisabeth A. Murray, Ph.D., Laboratory of Neuropsychology, National Institute of Mental Health. Bethesda, MD. USA
    • Kristin Demarest (2000)
      Postdoctoral appointment with Dr. Ben Cravatt, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, California Deog-Young Choi (1999) Dr. Choi is preparing to return to Korea for employment as a Scientist with L.G. Chem Biotech Institute
    • Sandra Kim (1999)
      Licensing Associate for the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations
    • Nilay Patel (1999)
      Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Caleb E Finch, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California
    • Christopher Thaler (1999)
      Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Paul Brehm, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Department of Neurobiology & Behavior
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  • Taluker, I., P. Borker, and L. P. Wollmuth. (2010) Specific sites within the ligand-binding domain and ion channel linkers modulate NMDA receptor gating. Journal of Neuroscience. 30:11792-11804.
  • Prieto, M.and L. P. Wollmuth. (2010) Gating modes in AMPA receptors. Journal of Neuroscience. 30:4449-4459.