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Research Interests

We use imaging approaches to acquire large-scale recordings of neural activity during behavior, focusing on deep-brain areas implicated in neurological and psychiatric diseases, such as striatum. We use these tools to delineate the functional contribution of neuronal sub-populations in these brain areas to normal behavior in control subjects and pathological behavior in models for brain diseases. Our aim is to target these neural substrates to improve treatment outcomes for neuropsychiatric diseases.

Training Experience

2015Fellowship, Pfizer
2018Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Washington

… → 2011

Research interests

  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Cell Imaging
  • Drug Discovery
  • Movement Disorders
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Schizophrenia

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 808 Citations
  • 8 Article
  • 2 Review article
40 Citations (Scopus)

Diametric neural ensemble dynamics in parkinsonian and dyskinetic states

Parker, J. G., Marshall, J. D., Ahanonu, B., Wu, Y. W., Kim, T. H., Grewe, B. F., Zhang, Y., Li, J. Z., Ding, J. B., Ehlers, M. D. & Schnitzer, M. J., May 10 2018, In : Nature. 557, 7704, p. 177-182 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corpus Striatum
Dopamine
Dyskinesias
Neurons
Dopamine Receptors
75 Citations (Scopus)

Neural ensemble dynamics underlying a long-term associative memory

Grewe, B. F., Gründemann, J., Kitch, L. J., Lecoq, J. A., Parker, J. G., Marshall, J. D., Larkin, M. C., Jercog, P. E., Grenier, F., Li, J. Z., Lüthi, A. & Schnitzer, M. J., Mar 30 2017, In : Nature. 543, 7647, p. 670-675 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long-Term Memory
Fear
Learning
Aptitude
Amygdala
78 Citations (Scopus)

Cellular level brain imaging in behaving mammals: An engineering approach

Hamel, E. J. O., Grewe, B. F., Parker, J. G. & Schnitzer, M. J., Apr 8 2015, In : Neuron. 86, 1, p. 140-159 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Neuroimaging
Mammals
Head
Dendritic Spines
Optical Imaging
36 Citations (Scopus)

Transient activation of specific neurons in mice by selective expression of the capsaicin receptor

Güler, A. D., Rainwater, A., Parker, J. G., Jones, G. L., Argilli, E., Arenkiel, B. R., Ehlers, M. D., Bonci, A., Zweifel, L. S. & Palmiter, R. D., Jan 1 2012, In : Nature communications. 3, 1749.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TRPV Cation Channels
neurons
Neurons
mice
labor
24 Citations (Scopus)

A behavioral genetics approach to understanding D1 receptor involvement in phasic dopamine signaling

Wall, V. Z., Parker, J. G., Fadok, J. P., Darvas, M., Zweifel, L. & Palmiter, R. D., Jan 1 2011, In : Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 46, 1, p. 21-31 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Behavioral Genetics
Dopamine
Dopamine D1 Receptors
Dopaminergic Neurons
Dopamine Receptors