Gabriella Sekerkova

  • 1470 Citations
1993 …2020

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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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Research Output

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

  • 102 Scopus citations

    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

  • 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

  • 23 Scopus citations

    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

  • 4 Scopus citations