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    Elyssa Margolis, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
    San Francisco CA 94158
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      University of California, San Francisco Postdoctoral StudiesGraduate Division
      University of California, San FranciscoPh.D. Graduate Division (Bioengineering)2003

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      1. Avegno EM, Salling MC, Borgkvist A, Mrejeru A, Whitebirch AC, Margolis EB, Sulzer D, Harrison NL. Voluntary adolescent drinking enhances excitation by low levels of alcohol in a subset of dopaminergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area. Neuropharmacology. 2016 Nov; 110(Pt A):386-95. PMID: 27475082.
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      2. Margolis EB, Fields HL. Mu Opioid Receptor Actions in the Lateral Habenula. PLoS One. 2016; 11(7):e0159097. PMID: 27427945.
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      3. Gomes I, Bobeck EN, Margolis EB, Gupta A, Sierra S, Fakira AK, Fujita W, Müller TD, Müller A, Tschöp MH, Kleinau G, Fricker LD, Devi LA. Identification of GPR83 as the receptor for the neuroendocrine peptide PEN. Sci Signal. 2016; 9(425):ra43. PMID: 27117253.
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      4. Fields HL, Margolis EB. Understanding opioid reward. Trends Neurosci. 2015 Apr; 38(4):217-25. PMID: 25637939; PMCID: PMC4385443 [Available on 04/01/16].
      5. Margolis EB, Hjelmstad GO, Fujita W, Fields HL. Direct bidirectional µ-opioid control of midbrain dopamine neurons. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 29; 34(44):14707-16. PMID: 25355223; PMCID: PMC4212068.
      6. Berthet A, Margolis EB, Zhang J, Hsieh I, Zhang J, Hnasko TS, Ahmad J, Edwards RH, Sesaki H, Huang EJ, Nakamura K. Loss of mitochondrial fission depletes axonal mitochondria in midbrain dopamine neurons. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 22; 34(43):14304-17. PMID: 25339743; PMCID: PMC4205554.
      7. Volman SF, Lammel S, Margolis EB, Kim Y, Richard JM, Roitman MF, Lobo MK. New insights into the specificity and plasticity of reward and aversion encoding in the mesolimbic system. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 6; 33(45):17569-76. PMID: 24198347; PMCID: PMC3818538.
      8. Mitchell JM, Margolis EB, Coker AR, Allen DC, Fields HL. Intra-VTA deltorphin, but not DPDPE, induces place preference in ethanol-drinking rats: distinct DOR-1 and DOR-2 mechanisms control ethanol consumption and reward. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jan; 38(1):195-203. PMID: 24033469.
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      9. Hjelmstad GO, Xia Y, Margolis EB, Fields HL. Opioid modulation of ventral pallidal afferents to ventral tegmental area neurons. J Neurosci. 2013 Apr 10; 33(15):6454-9. PMID: 23575843; PMCID: PMC3865539.
      10. Margolis EB, Toy B, Himmels P, Morales M, Fields HL. Identification of rat ventral tegmental area GABAergic neurons. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e42365. PMID: 22860119; PMCID: PMC3409171.
      11. Mitchell JM, Margolis EB, Coker AR, Fields HL. Alcohol self-administration, anxiety, and cortisol levels predict changes in delta opioid receptor function in the ventral tegmental area. Behav Neurosci. 2012 Aug; 126(4):515-22. PMID: 22708955; PMCID: PMC3669671.
      12. Margolis EB, Mitchell JM, Hjelmstad GO, Fields HL. A novel opioid receptor-mediated enhancement of GABAA receptor function induced by stress in ventral tegmental area neurons. J Physiol. 2011 Sep 1; 589(Pt 17):4229-42. PMID: 21690191; PMCID: PMC3180580.
      13. Xia Y, Driscoll JR, Wilbrecht L, Margolis EB, Fields HL, Hjelmstad GO. Nucleus accumbens medium spiny neurons target non-dopaminergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area. J Neurosci. 2011 May 25; 31(21):7811-6. PMID: 21613494.
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      14. Margolis EB, Coker AR, Driscoll JR, Lemaître AI, Fields HL. Reliability in the identification of midbrain dopamine neurons. PLoS One. 2010; 5(12):e15222. PMID: 21151605; PMCID: PMC3000317.
      15. Xia YF, Margolis EB, Hjelmstad GO. Substance P inhibits GABAB receptor signalling in the ventral tegmental area. J Physiol. 2010 May 1; 588(Pt 9):1541-9. PMID: 20231139; PMCID: PMC2876808.
      16. Dobi A, Margolis EB, Wang HL, Harvey BK, Morales M. Glutamatergic and nonglutamatergic neurons of the ventral tegmental area establish local synaptic contacts with dopaminergic and nondopaminergic neurons. J Neurosci. 2010 Jan 6; 30(1):218-29. PMID: 20053904; PMCID: PMC3209506.
      17. Margolis EB, Fields HL, Hjelmstad GO, Mitchell JM. Delta-opioid receptor expression in the ventral tegmental area protects against elevated alcohol consumption. J Neurosci. 2008 Nov 26; 28(48):12672-81. PMID: 19036960.
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      18. Margolis EB, Mitchell JM, Ishikawa J, Hjelmstad GO, Fields HL. Midbrain dopamine neurons: projection target determines action potential duration and dopamine D(2) receptor inhibition. J Neurosci. 2008 Sep 3; 28(36):8908-13. PMID: 18768684.
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      19. Fields HL, Hjelmstad GO, Margolis EB, Nicola SM. Ventral tegmental area neurons in learned appetitive behavior and positive reinforcement. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2007; 30:289-316. PMID: 17376009.
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      20. Margolis EB, Lock H, Hjelmstad GO, Fields HL. The ventral tegmental area revisited: is there an electrophysiological marker for dopaminergic neurons? J Physiol. 2006 Dec 15; 577(Pt 3):907-24. PMID: 16959856; PMCID: PMC1890372.
      21. Margolis EB, Lock H, Chefer VI, Shippenberg TS, Hjelmstad GO, Fields HL. Kappa opioids selectively control dopaminergic neurons projecting to the prefrontal cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Feb 21; 103(8):2938-42. PMID: 16477003; PMCID: PMC1413839.
      22. Margolis EB, Hjelmstad GO, Bonci A, Fields HL. Both kappa and mu opioid agonists inhibit glutamatergic input to ventral tegmental area neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Jun; 93(6):3086-93. PMID: 15615834.
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      23. Margolis EB, Hjelmstad GO, Bonci A, Fields HL. Kappa-opioid agonists directly inhibit midbrain dopaminergic neurons. J Neurosci. 2003 Nov 5; 23(31):9981-6. PMID: 14602811.
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