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Research Interests

Synapses, plasticity, learning

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University College

… → 1997

Keywords

  • Cellular Electrophysiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience

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Grants 2004 2023

Corpus Striatum
Autistic Disorder
Mutation
Exome
Social Problems
Exosomes
Alzheimer Disease
Pathology
Synapses
Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor
Autistic Disorder
Mutation
Ion Channels
Brain
Neurons
Kainic Acid Receptors
Intellectual Disability
Missense Mutation
Phenotype
Haploinsufficiency
Compulsive Behavior
Glutamate Receptors
Neurons
Corpus Striatum
Kainic Acid Receptors

Research Output 1998 2018

3 Citations (Scopus)

Axonal organization defects in the hippocampus of adult conditional BACE1 knockout mice

Ou-Yang, M. H., Kurz, J., Nomura, T., Popovic, J., Rajapaksha, T. W., Dong, H., Contractor, A., Chetkovich, D. M., Tourtellotte, W. G. & Vassar, R. J., Sep 19 2018, In : Science Translational Medicine. 10, 459, eaao5620.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knockout Mice
Hippocampus
Phenotype
Alzheimer Disease
Brain
3 Citations (Scopus)

Critical period inhibition of NKCC1 rectifies synapse plasticity in the somatosensory cortex and restores adult tactile response maps in fragile X mice

He, Q., Arroyo, E. D., Smukowski, S. N., Xu, J., Piochon, C., Savas, J. N., Portera-Cailliau, C. & Contractor, A., Apr 27 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Molecular Psychiatry. p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fragile X Syndrome
Somatosensory Cortex
Touch
Synapses
Chlorides
Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein
Neurons
Hippocampus
Fragile X Syndrome
Neurogenesis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Kainate receptors inhibit glutamate release via mobilization of endocannabinoids in striatal direct pathway spiny projection neurons

Marshall, J. J., Xu, J. & Contractor, A., Apr 18 2018, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 38, 16, p. 3901-3910 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kainic Acid Receptors
Corpus Striatum
Endocannabinoids
Synapses
Glutamic Acid
5 Citations (Scopus)

Photoactivatable drugs for nicotinic optopharmacology

Banala, S., Arvin, M. C., Bannon, N. M., Jin, X. T., Macklin, J. J., Wang, Y., Peng, C., Zhao, G., Marshall, J. J., Gee, K. R., Wokosin, D. L., Kim, V. J., McIntosh, J. M., Contractor, A., Lester, H. A., Kozorovitskiy, Y., Drenan, R. M. & Lavis, L. D., Apr 27 2018, In : Nature Methods. 15, 5, p. 347-350 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photons
Nicotinic Receptors
Neurosciences
Nicotine
Ammonium Compounds