Gabriella Sekerkova

  • 1425 Citations
1993 …2022
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Research Interests

My research is focused on sensory neuroscience with special interest in espins, a novel family of multifunctional actin-bundling proteins. These proteins are present at high concentration in the parallel actin bundle of hair cell stereocilia, in the microvilli of taste receptor cells, solitary chemoreceptor cells, vomeronasal sensory neurons and Merkel cells. Mutations in espin gene cause deafness and vestibular dysfunction in mice and humans. I am investigating the effect of these mutations on the sensory systems during development and adulthood.

Training Experience

2001Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

MVDr, CSc, University of Veterinary Med, Slovakia

… → 1987

Research interests

  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Cell Imaging
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Hearing
  • Microscopy
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience

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Grants 2008 2022

Research Output 1993 2016

85 Citations (Scopus)

Consensus Paper: Cerebellar Development

Leto, K., Arancillo, M., Becker, E. B. E., Buffo, A., Chiang, C., Ding, B., Dobyns, W. B., Dusart, I., Haldipur, P., Hatten, M. E., Hoshino, M., Joyner, A. L., Kano, M., Kilpatrick, D. L., Koibuchi, N., Marino, S., Martinez, S., Millen, K. J., Millner, T. O., Miyata, T. & 9 others, Parmigiani, E., Schilling, K., Sekerková, G., Sillitoe, R. V., Sotelo, C., Uesaka, N., Wefers, A., Wingate, R. J. T. & Hawkes, R., Dec 1 2016, In : Cerebellum. 15, 6, p. 789-828 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


Unipolar brush cells

Martina, M. & Sekerkova, G., Jan 1 2016, Essentials of Cerebellum and Cerebellar Disorders: A Primer for Graduate Students. Springer International Publishing, p. 213-218 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Cerebellar Cortex
18 Citations (Scopus)

Absence of alsin function leads to corticospinal motor neuron vulnerability via novel disease mechanisms

Gautam, M., Jara, J. H., Sekerkova, G., Yasvoina, M. V., Martina, M. & Özdinler, P. H., Aug 17 2015, In : Human molecular genetics. 25, 6, p. 1074-1087 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Neurons
Knockout Mice
Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
3 Citations (Scopus)
20th Century History
Cerebellar Cortex
4 Citations (Scopus)

The Spontaneous Ataxic Mouse Mutant Tippy is Characterized by a Novel Purkinje Cell Morphogenesis and Degeneration Phenotype

Shih, E. K., Sekerková, G., Ohtsuki, G., Aldinger, K. A., Chizhikov, V. V., Hansel, C., Mugnaini, E. & Millen, K. J., Jun 26 2015, In : Cerebellum. 14, 3, p. 292-307 16 p., 640.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Purkinje Cells
Neurologic Mutant Mice