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Research Interests

My research interests are centered on elucidating the pathogenic mechanisms which drive synaptopathies and proteinopathies in the mammalian nervous system. As a first step, we use reductionist biochemical approaches with discovery-based proteomic analysis to generate unbiased hypothesizes. Next, we test and characterize candidate proteins and pathways for potential functional relevance with molecular approaches. Ultimately, the goal of my research is to identify keystone proteins and proteomes as potential therapeutic targets to hopefully ameliorate neurodevelopmental and degenerative diseases.

Training Experience

2015Postdoctoral Fellowship, Scripps Research Institute

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, New York University, School of Medicine

… → 2009

Research interests

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Biochemistry: Proteins
  • Neuroscience
  • Proteomics
  • Schizophrenia

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Grants 2011 2025

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss
Hearing Tests
Occupational Diseases
Giant Axonal Neuropathy
Intermediate Filaments
Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases
Germ Cells
Meiotic Prophase I
Germ Cells
Meiotic Prophase I
Nucleus Accumbens

Research Output 2007 2019

  • 3543 Citations
  • 51 Article
  • 3 Comment/debate
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Short survey
1 Citation (Scopus)

Catacomb: An endogenous inducible gene that antagonizes H3K27 methylation activity of Polycomb repressive complex 2 via an H3K27M-like mechanism

Piunti, A., Smith, E. R., Morgan, M. A. J., Ugarenko, M., Khaltyan, N., Helmin, K. A., Ryan, C. A., Murray, D. C., Rickels, R. A., Yilmaz, B. D., Rendleman, E. J., Savas, J. N., Singer, B. D., Bulun, S. E. & Shilatifard, A., Jan 1 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 7, eaax2887.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
deoxyribonucleic acid
COMPASS (programming language)
5 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., Nov 1 2019, In : Molecular Psychiatry. 24, 11, p. 1732-1747 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fragile X Syndrome
Somatosensory Cortex
1 Citation (Scopus)

Proteomic analyses reveal misregulation of LIN28 expression and delayed timing of glial differentiation in human iPS cells with MECP2 loss-of-function

Kim, J. J., Savas, J. N., Miller, M. T., Hu, X., Carromeu, C., Lavallée-Adam, M., Freitas, B. C. G., Muotri, A. R., Yates, J. R. & Ghosh, A., Feb 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 2, e0212553.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Stem cells
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
31 Citations (Scopus)

Secreted amyloid-b precursor protein functions as a GABA B R1a ligand to modulate synaptic transmission

Rice, H. C., De Malmazet, D., Schreurs, A., Frere, S., Van Molle, I., Volkov, A. N., Creemers, E., Vertkin, I., Nys, J., Ranaivoson, F. M., Comoletti, D., Savas, J. N., Remaut, H., Balschun, D., Wierda, K. D., Slutsky, I., Farrow, K., De Strooper, B. & De Wit, J., Jan 11 2019, In : Science. 363, 6423, eaao4827.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor
Synaptic Transmission
gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
1 Citation (Scopus)

Synaptotagmin 17 controls neurite outgrowth and synaptic physiology via distinct cellular pathways

Ruhl, D. A., Bomba-Warczak, E., Watson, E. T., Bradberry, M. M., Peterson, T. A., Basu, T., Frelka, A., Evans, C. S., Briguglio, J. S., Basta, T., Stowell, M. H. B., Savas, J. N., Roopra, A., Pearce, R. A., Piper, R. C. & Chapman, E. R., Dec 1 2019, In : Nature communications. 10, 1, 3532.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access