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Alexandra Nelson, MD, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentNeurology
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Optogenetic dissection of striatal circuits in a mouse model of human dystonia
    NIH/NINDS K08NS081001Sep 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Optogenetic dissection of striatal circuits in a mouse model of human dystonia
    NIH/NINDS K08NS081001Sep 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Nelson AB, Faulstich M, Moghadam S, Onori K, Meredith A, du Lac S. BK Channels Are Required for Multisensory Plasticity in the Oculomotor System. Neuron. 2016 Dec 02. PMID: 27989457.
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    2. Kharkwal G, Brami-Cherrier K, Lizardi-Ortiz JE, Nelson A, Ramos M, Del Barrio D, Sulzer D, Kreitzer AC, Borrelli E. Parkinsonism Driven by Antipsychotics Originates from Dopaminergic Control of Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons. Neuron. 2016 Jul 6; 91(1):67-78. PMID: 27387649.
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    3. Guterman EL, Yurgionas B, Nelson A. Pearls & Oy-sters: Episodic ataxia type 2: Case report and review of the literature. Neurology. 2016 Jun 7; 86(23):e239-41. PMID: 27272039.
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    4. Girasole AE, Nelson AB. Bridging the Gap: Muscarinic M4 Receptors Promote Striatal Plasticity in Health and Disease. Neuron. 2015 Nov 18; 88(4):621-3. PMID: 26590337.
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    5. Nelson A, Bussert TG, Kreitzer AC, Seal RP. Striatal cholinergic neurotransmission requires VGLUT3. J Neurosci. 2014 Jun 25; 34(26):8772-7. PMID: 24966377; PMCID: PMC4069355.
    6. Nelson A, Hammack N, Yang CF, Shah NM, Seal RP, Kreitzer AC. Striatal cholinergic interneurons Drive GABA release from dopamine terminals. Neuron. 2014 Apr 2; 82(1):63-70. PMID: 24613418; PMCID: PMC3976769.
    7. Nelson A, Kreitzer AC. Reassessing models of basal ganglia function and dysfunction. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2014; 37:117-35. PMID: 25032493; PMCID: PMC4416475.
    8. Vossel KA, Beagle AJ, Rabinovici GD, Shu H, Lee SE, Naasan G, Hegde M, Cornes SB, Henry ML, Nelson AB, Seeley WW, Geschwind MD, Gorno-Tempini ML, Shih T, Kirsch HE, Garcia PA, Miller BL, Mucke L. Seizures and epileptiform activity in the early stages of Alzheimer disease. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Sep 1; 70(9):1158-66. PMID: 23835471; PMCID: PMC4013391.
    9. Andrews-Zwilling Y, Gillespie AK, Kravitz AV, Nelson AB, Devidze N, Lo I, Yoon SY, Bien-Ly N, Ring K, Zwilling D, Potter GB, Rubenstein JL, Kreitzer AC, Huang Y. Hilar GABAergic interneuron activity controls spatial learning and memory retrieval. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40555. PMID: 22792368; PMCID: PMC3390383.
    10. Nelson A, Hang GB, Grueter BA, Pascoli V, Luscher C, Malenka RC, Kreitzer AC. A comparison of striatal-dependent behaviors in wild-type and hemizygous Drd1a and Drd2 BAC transgenic mice. J Neurosci. 2012 Jul 4; 32(27):9119-23. PMID: 22764221; PMCID: PMC3420343.
    11. Gittis AH, Nelson A, Thwin MT, Palop JJ, Kreitzer AC. Distinct roles of GABAergic interneurons in the regulation of striatal output pathways. J Neurosci. 2010 Feb 10; 30(6):2223-34. PMID: 20147549; PMCID: PMC2836801.
    12. Gelfand JM, Nelson A, Fross RD, Glass GA. Speech-activated myoclonus masquerading as stuttering. Neurology. 2009 Jun 2; 72(22):1964. PMID: 19487657.
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    13. Nelson A, Gittis AH, du Lac S. Decreases in CaMKII activity trigger persistent potentiation of intrinsic excitability in spontaneously firing vestibular nucleus neurons. Neuron. 2005 May 19; 46(4):623-31. PMID: 15944130.
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    14. Nelson AB, Krispel CM, Sekirnjak C, du Lac S. Long-lasting increases in intrinsic excitability triggered by inhibition. Neuron. 2003 Oct 30; 40(3):609-20. PMID: 14642283.
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    15. Smith MR, Nelson A, Du Lac S. Regulation of firing response gain by calcium-dependent mechanisms in vestibular nucleus neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2002 Apr; 87(4):2031-42. PMID: 11929921.
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