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Research Interests

Synapses, plasticity, learning

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University College

… → 1997

Research interests

  • Cellular Electrophysiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience

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  • Research Output

    Neuronal BIN1 Regulates Presynaptic Neurotransmitter Release and Memory Consolidation

    De Rossi, P., Nomura, T., Andrew, R. J., Masse, N. Y., Sampathkumar, V., Musial, T. F., Sudwarts, A., Recupero, A. J., Le Metayer, T., Hansen, M. T., Shim, H. N., Krause, S. V., Freedman, D. J., Bindokas, V. P., Kasthuri, N., Nicholson, D. A., Contractor, A. & Thinakaran, G., Mar 10 2020, In : Cell reports. 30, 10, p. 3520-3535.e7

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activating newborn neurons suppresses depression and anxiety-like behaviors

    Tunc-Ozcan, E., Peng, C. Y., Zhu, Y., Dunlop, S. R., Contractor, A. & Kessler, J. A., Dec 1 2019, In : Nature communications. 10, 1, 3768.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 8 Scopus citations

    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., Nov 1 2019, In : Molecular Psychiatry. 24, 11, p. 1732-1747 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations
  • 3 Scopus citations

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 19 Scopus citations