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Research Interests

My research interests center on better understanding the cellular and molecular building blocks that make up the basal ganglia macrocircuit as well as their implications on neural activity level, pattern and plasticity in the basal ganglia in health and disease. My long-term research goal is to elucidate cellular components involved in the pathophysiology and motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other related disorders. We hope to translate our insight into developing novel treatments for neurological disorders of the basal ganglia such as Parkinson's disease.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Chinese University of Hong Kong

… → 2001

Research interests

  • Biophysics
  • Cellular Electrophysiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Gene Therapy
  • Ion Channels
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology

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Grants 2008 2022

Globus Pallidus
Parkinson Disease
Corpus Striatum
Parkinson Disease
Corpus Striatum
Viral Genes
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Histone Code
Antipsychotic Agents
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

Research Output 1998 2018

  • 2966 Citations
  • 34 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Comment/debate
34 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
6 Citations (Scopus)

Paraventricular hypothalamic and amygdalar CRF neurons synapse in the external globus pallidus

Hunt, A. J., Dasgupta, R., Rajamanickam, S., Jiang, Z., Beierlein, M., Chan, S. & Justice, N. J., Jul 1 2018, In : Brain Structure and Function. 223, 6, p. 2685-2698 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Globus Pallidus
Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone
Limbic System
6 Citations (Scopus)

Suppression of hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel function in thalamocortical neurons prevents genetically determined and pharmacologically induced absence seizures

David, F., Çarçak, N., Furdan, S., Onat, F., Gould, T., Mészáros, Á., Di Giovanni, G., Hernández, V. M., Chan, C. S., Lőrincz, M. L. & Crunelli, V., Jul 25 2018, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 38, 30, p. 6615-6627 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hyperpolarization-Activated Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Channels
Absence Epilepsy
Cyclic Nucleotides

Corrigendum to “TRPC3 channels critically regulate hippocampal excitability and contextual fear memory” (Behavioural Brain Research (2015) 281 (69–77) (S0166432814008122) (10.1016/j.bbr.2014.12.018))

Neuner, S. M., Wilmott, L. A., Hope, K. A., Hoffmann, B., Chong, J. A., Abramowitz, J., Birnbaumer, L., O'Connell, K., Tryba, A. K., Greene, A. S., Chan, C. S. & Kaczorowski, C. C., Aug 14 2017, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 332, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Behavioral Research
Small Interfering RNA
8 Citations (Scopus)

Ethanol-Sensitive Pacemaker Neurons in the Mouse External Globus Pallidus

Abrahao, K. P., Chancey, J. H., Chan, S. & Lovinger, D. M., Apr 1 2017, In : Neuropsychopharmacology. 42, 5, p. 1070-1081 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Globus Pallidus
Large-Conductance Calcium-Activated Potassium Channels
Basal Ganglia