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Research Interests

1. Mechanisms underlying dopamine neuron development, function, diversity, and degeneration. 2. Mechanisms regulating peripheral nerve myelination in development and disease states.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

… → 1998

Research interests

  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Neurogenetics

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Grants 2006 2023

Chronic Pain
Substance-Related Disorders
Opioid Analgesics
Opiate Alkaloids
Chronic Pain
Opioid Analgesics
Opiate Alkaloids
Back Pain

TTML Shared Resource

Awatramani, R.

National Cancer Institute


Project: Research project


Research Output 1997 2019

  • 2077 Citations
  • 33 Article
  • 5 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Letter
7 Citations (Scopus)

Transcriptional Basis for Rhythmic Control of Hunger and Metabolism within the AgRP Neuron

Cedernaes, J., Huang, W., Ramsey, K. M., Waldeck, N., Cheng, L., Marcheva, B., Omura, C., Kobayashi, Y., Peek, C. B., Levine, D. C., Dhir, R., Awatramani, R., Bradfield, C. A., Wang, X. A., Takahashi, J. S., Mokadem, M., Ahima, R. S. & Bass, J., May 7 2019, In : Cell Metabolism. 29, 5, p. 1078-1091.e5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy Metabolism
6 Citations (Scopus)

Dopamine neuron glutamate cotransmission evokes a delayed excitation in lateral dorsal striatal cholinergic interneurons

Chuhma, N., Mingote, S., Yetnikoff, L., Kalmbach, A., Ma, T., Ztaou, S., Sienna, A. C., Tepler, S., Poulin, J. F., Ansorge, M., Awatramani, R., Kang, U. J. & Rayport, S., Oct 2018, In : eLife. 7, e39786.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corpus Striatum
Dopaminergic Neurons
Cholinergic Agents
2 Citations (Scopus)

Egr2-dependent microRNA-138 is dispensable for peripheral nerve myelination

Lin, H. P., Oksuz, I., Svaren, J. & Awatramani, R., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 3817.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Schwann Cells
Peripheral Nerves
Knockout Mice
Cell Differentiation
29 Citations (Scopus)

Mapping projections of molecularly defined dopamine neuron subtypes using intersectional genetic approaches

Poulin, J. F., Caronia-Brown, G., Hofer, C., Cui, Q., Helm, B., Ramakrishnan, C., Chan, S., Dombeck, D. A., Deisseroth, K. & Awatramani, R., Sep 1 2018, In : Nature Neuroscience. 21, 9, p. 1260-1271 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dopaminergic Neurons
Ventral Tegmental Area
Caudate Nucleus
Nucleus Accumbens
5 Citations (Scopus)
Homeobox Genes
Dopaminergic Neurons