Sanford School of Medicine Neuroscience Group

Research Projects

COBRE 2 (renewal for 2005 - 2010)
Joyce Keifer, Ph.D. (Director)
 
Brian Burrell, Ph.D.
Cellular Mechanisms and Functional Contribution of Bi-directional Synaptic Plasticity to Learning
Pat Manzerra, Ph.D., and Joyce Keifer, Ph.D.
Synaptic Localization of NMDA Receptor Subunits in a PCP Model of Schizophrenia
Gina Forster, Ph.D., and Michael Watt, Ph.D.
Neural Mechanisms Underlying Adaptive Coping and Socially Induced Anxiety
Patrick Ronan, Ph.D.
Corticotropin Releasing Factor, Stress and Cocaine Addiction
Timothy Clark, Ph.D., Patrick Ronan, Ph.D., Cliff Summers, Ph.D., and Alicia Paulson, Ph.D.
Effect of Glucocorticoids on Mammalian Tolloid-Like 1 Expression in the Hippocampus

2009 Pilot Projects

 Kenneth Renner, Ph.D.
Biology

Novel Corticosteroid Actions on Monoamine Function in the Amygdala
Robert J. Morecraft, Ph.D. BBS Central Nervous System Mechanisms Underlying Forced Use Therapeutic Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Movement Following Cortical Injury
Carlos Telleria, Ph.D. BBS Central Nervous System Mechanisms Underlying Forced Use Therapeutic Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Movement Following Cortical Injury
Michael J. Watt, Ph.D. BBS Mechanisms and Consequences of Disruptions to Dopamine Activity During Adolescence
Kathleen M. Eyster, Ph.D. BBS Antiinflammatory Effects of the Parasympathetic Nervous System in Endometriosis
Alicia Paulson, Ph.D. Biology Analysis of Cadherin 19 Expression in Neural Crest Derivatives During Development of the Avian Peripheral Nervous System
Boris Sabirzhanov, Ph.D. BBS Analysis of DNA Methylation Status of Turtle BDNF Gene During In Vitro Classical Conditioning
Samantha Hersrud and Evelyn Schlenker, Ph.D. BBS The Effect of Simulated Menopause on Estrogen and Dopamine Receptors in the Female Rat Forebrain
Cliff H. Summers, Ph.D. Biology Gene Expression Differences in Y Maze and Escape/Submit Paradigms
Pat Manzerra, Ph.D. BBS Role of SynGAP in the Modulation of Traumatic Neuronal Injury In Vitro
Evelyn Schlenker, Ph.D. BBS Effects of Hypothyroidism on Dopamine D1 Receptor Signaling
Zhaoqing (Jenny) Zheng, Ph.D. BBS Coordination of PKA and PKC Signaling Through AKAP150 and KSR1 Scaffolds in Glutamate Trafficking During In Vitro Classical Conditioning

COBRE 1
Specific Projects of the Center
Joyce Keifer, Ph.D. (Director)
Synaptic Mechanisms Underlying In Vitro Classical Conditioning
Evelyn Schlenker, Ph.D.
Adaptation of a Respiratory Pattern Generator to Hypoxia
Kenneth Renner, Ph.D., and Cliff Summers, Ph.D.
Steriod and Monoamine Effects on Sex, Stress and Seizures
Robert Morecraft, Ph.D.
Mechanisms Underlying Focal Cranial-Cervical Dystonia
Timothy Clark, Ph.D.
Molecular Mechanisms of Enhanced Learning and Memory Performance with Increased Neurogenesis