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Neuroscience and Molecular Neurophysiology

Faculty Program Interests

 

Richard Bridges

Richard J. Bridges

Professor

richard.bridges@umontana.edu

Biomedical Sciences

Pharmacology and toxicology related to excitatory amino acid transporters, receptors and glutamate-mediated neuropathology.

 

Lilian Calderon

Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas

Associate Professor

lilian.calderon-garciduenas@umontana.edu

Biomedical Sciences

Chronic health effects of air pollution in the respiratory, cardiovascular and central nervous systems.

 

Fernando Cardozo

Fernando Cardozo-Pelaez

Associate Professor

fernando.cardozo@umontana.edu

Biomedical Sciences

The effect of environmental neurotoxins on DNA damage, DNA repair capacity, and neuronal function in the CNS.

 

Sarah Certel

Sarah Certel

Assistant Professor

sarah.certel@umontana.edu

Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology

Drosophila behavior and neuronal development

 

Chris Comer

Chris Comer

Professor; Dean of CAS

christopher.comer@umontana.edu

Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology

Cellular neurobiology and behavior

 

Philippe Diaz

Philippe Diaz

Associate Professor

 philippe.diaz@umontana.edu

Biomedical Sciences

Pharmacology and therapeutic potential of cannabinoid receptor modulators, treatment of neuropathic pain.

 

Darrell Jackson

Darrell A. Jackson

Associate Professor

darrell.jackson@umontana.edu

Biomedical Sciences

G-protein-coupled receptor signaling in neurological disorders including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and stroke.

 

Michael Kavanaugh

Michael P. Kavanaugh

Professor

michael.kavanaugh@umontana.edu

Biomedical Sciences

Neurotransmitter transport and synaptic physiology; neuronal signaling, mechanisms of learning and memory.

 

Josh Lawrence

Josh Lawrence

Assistant Professor

josh.lawrence@umontana.edu

Biomedical Sciences

Organizing principles governing modulation of GABAergic inhibition.

 

Diana Lurie

Diana I. Lurie

Professor

diana.lurie@umontana.edu

Biomedical Sciences

Development and regeneration of the nervous system. The effect of toxins such as lead on CNS development and the neural and glial response to injury.

 

Keith Parker

Keith Parker

Associate Professor

keith.parker@umontana.edu

Biomedical Sciences

Neurochemistry and molecular neuropharmacology, particularly the development of new anti-migraine drugs and studies of serotonin receptor-G protein interactions.

 

David Poulsen

David J. Poulsen

Professor

david.poulsen@umontana.edu

Biomedical Sciences

Gene therapy of the CNS and auditory system.

 

Charles Thompson

Charles M. Thompson

Professor

charles.thompson@umontana.edu

Biomedical Sciences

Medicinal and bioorganic chemistry, neurochemistry; synthesis of novel small molecule probes of protein structure and function; protein mass spectrometry and proteomics; oragnophosphorus inhibitors; pharmacophore development.

Recent publications related to Neuroscience and Molecular Neurophysiology from UM Faculty:

Wang H, Rascoe AM, Holley DC, Gouaux E, Kavanaugh MP (2013) Novel Dicarboxylate Selectivity in an Insect Glutamate Transporter Homolog. PLoS ONE 8(8): e70947. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070947

Treatment with low-dose methamphetamine improves behavioral and cognitive function after severe traumatic brain injury. Rau TF, Kothiwal AS, Rova AR, Brooks DM, Poulsen DJ. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Aug;73(2 Suppl 1):S165-72. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318260896a. PMID: 22847088

NADPH oxidase mediates the oxygen-glucose deprivation/reperfusion-induced increase in the tyrosine phosphorylation of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor NR2A subunit in retinoic acid differentiated SH-SY5Y Cells. Beske PH, Jackson DA. J Mol Signal. 2012 Sep 8;7(1):15. doi: 10.1186/1750-2187-7-15. PMID: 22958338

Thinking outside the cleft to understand synaptic activity: contribution of the cystine-glutamate antiporter (System xc-) to normal and pathological glutamatergic signaling. Bridges R, Lutgen V, Lobner D, Baker DA. Pharmacol Rev. 2012

Layered reward signalling through octopamine and dopamine in Drosophila. Burke CJ, Huetteroth W, Owald D, Perisse E, Krashes MJ, Das G, Gohl D, Silies M, Certel S, Waddell S. Nature. 2012 Dec 20;492(7429):433-7. doi: 10.1038/nature11614. Epub 2012 Oct 28. PMID: 23103875

Single mutation to a sex pheromone receptor provides adaptive specificity between closely related moth species. Leary GP, Allen JE, Bunger PL, Luginbill JB, Linn CE Jr, Macallister IE, Kavanaugh MP, Wanner KW. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Aug 28;109(35):14081-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1204661109. Epub 2012 Aug 13. PMID: 22891317

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