Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

The study of molecular and cellular events underlying control of development and plasticity of cells in the nervous system. Research focuses on how disruption of these pathways underlies complex neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Recent research in this area

  1. Phillip M. Uribe, Leen H. Kawas Joseph W. Harding and Allison B. Coffin (2015). Hepatocyte growth factor mimetic protects lateral line hair cells from aminoglycoside exposure. Front. Cell. Neurosci. PMCID: PMC4309183  http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2015.00003
  2. Audrey M Wells, Xiaohu Xie, Jessica A Higginbotham, Amy A Arguello, Kati L Healey, Megan Blanton, and Rita A Fuchs (2016). Contribution of an SFK-Mediated Signaling Pathway in the Dorsal Hippocampus to Cocaine-Memory Reconsolidation in Rats. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41, 675–685; doi:10.1038/npp.2015.217; published online 12 August 2015 PMCID: PMC4707834 [Available on 2017-02-01]
  3. Kathryn A. Jewett, Ping Taishi, Parijat Sengupta, Sandip Roy, Christopher J. Davis and James M Krueger (2015). Tumor necrosis factor enhances the sleep-like state and electrical stimulation induces a wake-like state in co-cultures of neurons and glia. European Journal of Neuroscience, pp. 1–13, doi:10.1111/ejn.12968 PMCID: PMC4540611
  4. Zhao H, Simasko SM (2010). Role of transient receptor potential channels in cholecystokinin-induced activation of cultured vagal afferent neurons. Endocrinology. 151(11):5237-46. doi: 10.1210/en.2010-0504. Epub 2010 Sep 29. PMCID: PMC2954709
  5. Smith AW, Nealey KA, Wright JW and Walker BM (2011). Plasticity associated with escalated operant ethanol self-administration during acute withdrawal in ethanol-dependent rats requires intact matrix metalloproteinase systems. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 96, 199-206. PMCID: PMC3148339
  6. Grobin AC, Gizerian S, Lieberman JA, Morrow AL (2006). Perinatal allopregnanolone influences prefrontal cortex structure, connectivity and behavior in adult rats. Neuroscience. 138(3):809-19. Epub 2006 Feb 2. PMID: 12629187

Faculty working in this area

Fuchs, Rita

Associate Professor & ADA Director
ritafuchs@vetmed.wsu.edu

Meighan, Pete

Clinical Assistant Professor
pcm@vetmed.wsu.edu

Panksepp, Jaak

Baily Endowed Chair, Professor
jpanksepp@vetmed.wsu.edu

Simasko, Steve

Professor and Chair, Director, Program in Neuroscience
simasko@vetmed.wsu.edu

Sprunger, Leslie

Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Vet. Med. Education (IPN)
lsprunger@vetmed.wsu.edu

Xu, Jun

Assistant Professor
junxu@vetmed.wsu.edu