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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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  • TTML Shared Resource

    Awatramani, R.

    National Cancer Institute


    Project: Research project

  • Research Output

    • 2234 Citations
    • 36 Article
    • 6 Review article
    • 1 Comment/debate
    • 1 Letter

    Classification of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons Using Single-Cell Gene Expression Profiling Approaches

    Poulin, J. F., Gaertner, Z., Moreno-Ramos, O. A. & Awatramani, R., Mar 2020, In : Trends in Neurosciences. 43, 3, p. 155-169 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Conditional Single Vector CRISPR/SaCas9 Viruses for Efficient Mutagenesis in the Adult Mouse Nervous System

    Hunker, A. C., Soden, M. E., Krayushkina, D., Heymann, G., Awatramani, R. & Zweifel, L. S., Mar 24 2020, In : Cell reports. 30, 12, p. 4303-4316.e6

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Npas1+-Nkx2.1+ Neurons Are an Integral Part of the Cortico-pallido-cortical Loop

    Abecassis, Z. A., Berceau, B. L., Win, P. H., García, D., Xenias, H. S., Cui, Q., Pamukcu, A., Cherian, S., Hernández, V. M., Chon, U., Lim, B. K., Kim, Y., Justice, N. J., Awatramani, R., Hooks, B. M., Gerfen, C. R., Boca, S. M. & Chan, C. S., Jan 22 2020, In : The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 40, 4, p. 743-768 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    PRISM: A Progenitor-Restricted Intersectional Fate Mapping Approach Redefines Forebrain Lineages

    Poulin, J. F., Luppi, M. P., Hofer, C., Caronia, G., Hsu, P. K., Chan, C. S. & Awatramani, R., Jun 22 2020, In : Developmental Cell. 53, 6, p. 740-753.e3

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 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

  • 17 Scopus citations