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    Bobby Hunt, III

    TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurological Surgery
    Address533 Parnassus Ave, UC Hall
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-502-1026

       Biography 
       Awards and Honors
      2013 - 2018NIH / NINDS K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award
      2013Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) Young Investigator Award
      2012 - 2014NIH / NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA F-32 Postdoctoral Fellowship
      2011The Grass Foundation – American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Award
      2008University of Kentucky Graduate Student Fellowship Award
      2008Epilepsy Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship
      2001 - 2002Big South Conference Presidential Scholar (Track & Field)
      2000Graustein Scholar Award

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      Since 2010, I have been a postdoc in Scott Baraban's lab working to understand the neurobiology underlying childhood forms of epilepsy. Before that, I was a graduate student in Bret Smith's lab at Tulane University and University of Kentucky. My current research focuses on the development and function of inhibitory interneurons of cerebral cortex, a highly diverse group of nerve cells that are critical for maintaining the functional balance in the brain.


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      1. Hunt RF, Boychuk JA, Smith BN. Neural circuit mechanisms of post-traumatic epilepsy. Front Cell Neurosci. 2013; 7:89.
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      2. Hunt RF, Girskis KM, Rubenstein JL, Alvarez-Buylla A, Baraban SC. GABA progenitors grafted into the adult epileptic brain control seizures and abnormal behavior. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Jun; 16(6):692-7.
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      3. Hunt RF, Baraban SC. The devil is in the details: stem cells for the treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy Curr. 2012 Nov; 12(6):213-5.
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      4. Hunt RF, Dinday MT, Hindle-Katel W, Baraban SC. LIS1 deficiency promotes dysfunctional synaptic integration of granule cells generated in the developing and adult dentate gyrus. J Neurosci. 2012 Sep 12; 32(37):12862-75.
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      5. Hunt RF, Hortopan GA, Gillespie A, Baraban SC. A novel zebrafish model of hyperthermia-induced seizures reveals a role for TRPV4 channels and NMDA-type glutamate receptors. Exp Neurol. 2012 Sep; 237(1):199-206.
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      6. Hunt RF, Haselhorst LA, Schoch KM, Bach EC, Rios-Pilier J, Scheff SW, Saatman KE, Smith BN. Posttraumatic mossy fiber sprouting is related to the degree of cortical damage in three mouse strains. Epilepsy Res. 2012 Mar; 99(1-2):167-70.
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      7. Hunt RF, Scheff SW, Smith BN. Synaptic reorganization of inhibitory hilar interneuron circuitry after traumatic brain injury in mice. J Neurosci. 2011 May 4; 31(18):6880-90.
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      8. Hunt RF, Scheff SW, Smith BN. Regionally localized recurrent excitation in the dentate gyrus of a cortical contusion model of posttraumatic epilepsy. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Mar; 103(3):1490-500.
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      9. Hunt RF, Scheff SW, Smith BN. Posttraumatic epilepsy after controlled cortical impact injury in mice. Exp Neurol. 2009 Feb; 215(2):243-52.
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