Susanna Rosi, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPhysical Therapy
Address1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 1
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Director of Neurocognitive Research
    Brain and Spinal Injury Center
    Kavli Institute of Fundamental Neuroscience
    UCSF Weill Institute for Neuroscience
    Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

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    Therapeutic Irradiation and Brain Functions
    NIH/NCI R01CA213441Dec 9, 2016 - Nov 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    In vivo metabolic imaging of neuroinflammation after TBI
    NIH/NINDS R21NS096718Feb 1, 2016 - Jan 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Contribution of infiltrating macrophages on synaptic function after TBI
    NIH/NINDS R21NS087458Sep 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Effects of traumatic brain injury on hippocampal network activity: age difference
    NIH/NIA R21AG042016Jun 15, 2013 - May 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Brain Irradiation Affects Neuronal Function
    NIH/NCI R01CA133216Jun 1, 2009 - Apr 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Impey S, Jopson T, Pelz C, Tafessu A, Fareh F, Zuloaga D, Marzulla T, Riparip LK, Stewart B, Rosi S, Turker MS, Raber J. Short- and long-term effects of (56)Fe irradiation on cognition and hippocampal DNA methylation and gene expression. BMC Genomics. 2016 Oct 24; 17(1):825. PMID: 27776477.
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    2. Feng X, Jopson TD, Paladini MS, Liu S, West BL, Gupta N, Rosi S. Colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor blockade prevents fractionated whole-brain irradiation-induced memory deficits. J Neuroinflammation. 2016; 13(1):215. PMID: 27576527; PMCID: PMC5006433.
    3. Vonder Haar C, Lam FC, Adams WK, Riparip LK, Kaur S, Muthukrishna M, Rosi S, Winstanley CA. Frontal Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats Causes Long-Lasting Impairments in Impulse Control That Are Differentially Sensitive to Pharmacotherapeutics and Associated with Chronic Neuroinflammation. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2016 Nov 16; 7(11):1531-1542. PMID: 27525447.
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    4. Lee S, Mattingly A, Lin A, Sacramento J, Mannent L, Castel MN, Canolle B, Delbary-Gossart S, Ferzaz B, Morganti JM, Rosi S, Ferguson AR, Manley GT, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS. A novel antagonist of p75NTR reduces peripheral expansion and CNS trafficking of pro-inflammatory monocytes and spares function after traumatic brain injury. J Neuroinflammation. 2016; 13(1):88. PMID: 27102880.
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    5. Morganti JM, Riparip LK, Chou A, Liu S, Gupta N, Rosi S. Age exacerbates the CCR2/5-mediated neuroinflammatory response to traumatic brain injury. J Neuroinflammation. 2016; 13(1):80. PMID: 27090212.
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    6. Chou A, Morganti JM, Rosi S. Frontal Lobe Contusion in Mice Chronically Impairs Prefrontal-Dependent Behavior. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0151418. PMID: 26964036.
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    7. Morganti JM, Riparip LK, Rosi S. Call Off the Dog(ma): M1/M2 Polarization Is Concurrent following Traumatic Brain Injury. PLoS One. 2016; 11(1):e0148001. PMID: 26808663.
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    8. Raber J, Allen AR, Sharma S, Allen B, Rosi S, Olsen RH, Davis MJ, Eiwaz M, Fike JR, Nelson GA. Effects of Proton and Combined Proton and (56)Fe Radiation on the Hippocampus. Radiat Res. 2016 Jan; 185(1):20-30. PMID: 26720797.
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    9. Morganti JM, Jopson TD, Liu S, Riparip LK, Guandique CK, Gupta N, Ferguson AR, Rosi S. CCR2 antagonism alters brain macrophage polarization and ameliorates cognitive dysfunction induced by traumatic brain injury. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 14; 35(2):748-60. PMID: 25589768; PMCID: PMC4293420.
    10. Parihar VK, Allen BD, Tran KK, Chmielewski NN, Craver BM, Martirosian V, Morganti JM, Rosi S, Vlkolinsky R, Acharya MM, Nelson GA, Allen AR, Limoli CL. Targeted overexpression of mitochondrial catalase prevents radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2015 Jan 1; 22(1):78-91. PMID: 24949841; PMCID: PMC4270160 [Available on 01/01/16].
    11. Allen AR, Eilertson K, Sharma S, Baure J, Allen B, Leu D, Rosi S, Raber J, Huang TT, Fike JR. Delayed administration of alpha-difluoromethylornithine prevents hippocampus-dependent cognitive impairment after single and combined injury in mice. Radiat Res. 2014 Nov; 182(5):489-98. PMID: 25375198; PMCID: PMC4282164.
    12. Acharya MM, Rosi S, Jopson T, Limoli CL. Human neural stem cell transplantation provides long-term restoration of neuronal plasticity in the irradiated hippocampus. Cell Transplant. 2015; 24(4):691-702. PMID: 25289634.
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    13. Morganti JM, Jopson TD, Liu S, Gupta N, Rosi S. Cranial irradiation alters the brain's microenvironment and permits CCR2+ macrophage infiltration. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e93650. PMID: 24695541; PMCID: PMC3973545.
    14. Raber J, Rudobeck E, Campbell-Beachler M, Allen AR, Allen B, Rosi S, Nelson GA, Ramachandran S, Turner J, Fike JR, Vlkolinsky R. (28)Silicon radiation-induced enhancement of synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus of naïve and cognitively tested mice. Radiat Res. 2014 Apr; 181(4):362-8. PMID: 24673255.
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    15. Allen AR, Eilertson K, Chakraborti A, Sharma S, Baure J, Habdank-Kolaczkowski J, Allen B, Rosi S, Raber J, Fike JR. Radiation exposure prior to traumatic brain injury induces responses that differ as a function of animal age. Int J Radiat Biol. 2014 Mar; 90(3):214-23. PMID: 24164494; PMCID: PMC3971762.
    16. Belarbi K, Rosi S. Modulation of adult-born neurons in the inflamed hippocampus. Front Cell Neurosci. 2013; 7:145. PMID: 24046730; PMCID: PMC3764370.
    17. Allen AR, Eilertson K, Sharma S, Schneider D, Baure J, Allen B, Rosi S, Raber J, Fike JR. Effects of radiation combined injury on hippocampal function are modulated in mice deficient in chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2). Radiat Res. 2013 Jul; 180(1):78-88. PMID: 23772926; PMCID: PMC4282166.
    18. Raber J, Allen AR, Rosi S, Sharma S, Dayger C, Davis MJ, Fike JR. Effects of (56)Fe radiation on hippocampal function in mice deficient in chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2). Behav Brain Res. 2013 Jun 1; 246:69-75. PMID: 23500678.
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    19. Raber J, Allen AR, Rosi S, Sharma S, Dayger C, Davis MJ, Fike JR. Effects of whole body (56)Fe radiation on contextual freezing and Arc-positive cells in the dentate gyrus. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Jun 1; 246:162-7. PMID: 23454674.
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    20. Ramirez-Amaya V, Angulo-Perkins A, Chawla MK, Barnes CA, Rosi S. Sustained transcription of the immediate early gene Arc in the dentate gyrus after spatial exploration. J Neurosci. 2013 Jan 23; 33(4):1631-9. PMID: 23345235.
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    21. Belarbi K, Jopson T, Arellano C, Fike JR, Rosi S. CCR2 deficiency prevents neuronal dysfunction and cognitive impairments induced by cranial irradiation. Cancer Res. 2013 Feb 1; 73(3):1201-10. PMID: 23243025; PMCID: PMC3563875.
    22. Chakraborti A, Allen A, Allen B, Rosi S, Fike JR. Cranial irradiation alters dendritic spine density and morphology in the hippocampus. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40844. PMID: 22815839; PMCID: PMC3397939.
    23. Tweedie D, Ferguson RA, Fishman K, Frankola KA, Van Praag H, Holloway HW, Luo W, Li Y, Caracciolo L, Russo I, Barlati S, Ray B, Lahiri DK, Bosetti F, Greig NH, Rosi S. Tumor necrosis factor-a synthesis inhibitor 3,6'-dithiothalidomide attenuates markers of inflammation, Alzheimer pathology and behavioral deficits in animal models of neuroinflammation and Alzheimer's disease. J Neuroinflammation. 2012; 9:106. PMID: 22642825; PMCID: PMC3405480.
    24. Rosi S, Ferguson R, Fishman K, Allen A, Raber J, Fike JR. The polyamine inhibitor alpha-difluoromethylornithine modulates hippocampus-dependent function after single and combined injuries. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e31094. PMID: 22299052; PMCID: PMC3267765.
    25. Belarbi K, Jopson T, Tweedie D, Arellano C, Luo W, Greig NH, Rosi S. TNF-a protein synthesis inhibitor restores neuronal function and reverses cognitive deficits induced by chronic neuroinflammation. J Neuroinflammation. 2012; 9:23. PMID: 22277195; PMCID: PMC3298520.
    26. Raber J, Rosi S, Chakraborti A, Fishman K, Dayger C, Davis MJ, Villasana L, Fike JR. Effects of 56Fe-particle cranial radiation on hippocampus-dependent cognition depend on the salience of the environmental stimuli. Radiat Res. 2011 Oct; 176(4):521-6. PMID: 21823976.
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    27. Belarbi K, Arellano C, Ferguson R, Jopson T, Rosi S. Chronic neuroinflammation impacts the recruitment of adult-born neurons into behaviorally relevant hippocampal networks. Brain Behav Immun. 2012 Jan; 26(1):18-23. PMID: 21787860; PMCID: PMC3221820.
    28. Acharya MM, Christie LA, Lan ML, Giedzinski E, Fike JR, Rosi S, Limoli CL. Human neural stem cell transplantation ameliorates radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction. Cancer Res. 2011 Jul 15; 71(14):4834-45. PMID: 21757460; PMCID: PMC3517293.
    29. Rosi S. Neuroinflammation and the plasticity-related immediate-early gene Arc. Brain Behav Immun. 2011 Jun; 25 Suppl 1:S39-49. PMID: 21320587; PMCID: PMC3098296.
    30. Rosi S, Belarbi K, Ferguson RA, Fishman K, Obenaus A, Raber J, Fike JR. Trauma-induced alterations in cognition and Arc expression are reduced by previous exposure to 56Fe irradiation. Hippocampus. 2012 Mar; 22(3):544-54. PMID: 21192069; PMCID: PMC3738213.
    31. Rosi S, Ramirez-Amaya V, Vazdarjanova A, Esparza EE, Larkin PB, Fike JR, Wenk GL, Barnes CA. Accuracy of hippocampal network activity is disrupted by neuroinflammation: rescue by memantine. Brain. 2009 Sep; 132(Pt 9):2464-77. PMID: 19531533; PMCID: PMC2732266.
    32. Fike JR, Rosi S, Limoli CL. Neural precursor cells and central nervous system radiation sensitivity. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2009 Apr; 19(2):122-32. PMID: 19249650; PMCID: PMC2683587.
    33. Rosi S, Andres-Mach M, Fishman KM, Levy W, Ferguson RA, Fike JR. Cranial irradiation alters the behaviorally induced immediate-early gene arc (activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein). Cancer Res. 2008 Dec 1; 68(23):9763-70. PMID: 19047155; PMCID: PMC2597278.
    34. Rola R, Fishman K, Baure J, Rosi S, Lamborn KR, Obenaus A, Nelson GA, Fike JR. Hippocampal neurogenesis and neuroinflammation after cranial irradiation with (56)Fe particles. Radiat Res. 2008 Jun; 169(6):626-32. PMID: 18494546; PMCID: PMC2583781.
    35. Rola R, Zou Y, Huang TT, Fishman K, Baure J, Rosi S, Milliken H, Limoli CL, Fike JR. Lack of extracellular superoxide dismutase (EC-SOD) in the microenvironment impacts radiation-induced changes in neurogenesis. Free Radic Biol Med. 2007 Apr 15; 42(8):1133-45; discussion 1131-2. PMID: 17382195; PMCID: PMC1934512.
    36. Marchalant Y, Rosi S, Wenk GL. Anti-inflammatory property of the cannabinoid agonist WIN-55212-2 in a rodent model of chronic brain inflammation. Neuroscience. 2007 Feb 23; 144(4):1516-22. PMID: 17178196; PMCID: PMC1852513.
    37. Vazdarjanova A, Ramirez-Amaya V, Insel N, Plummer TK, Rosi S, Chowdhury S, Mikhael D, Worley PF, Guzowski JF, Barnes CA. Spatial exploration induces ARC, a plasticity-related immediate-early gene, only in calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II-positive principal excitatory and inhibitory neurons of the rat forebrain. J Comp Neurol. 2006 Sep 20; 498(3):317-29. PMID: 16871537.
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    38. Rosi S, Vazdarjanova A, Ramirez-Amaya V, Worley PF, Barnes CA, Wenk GL. Memantine protects against LPS-induced neuroinflammation, restores behaviorally-induced gene expression and spatial learning in the rat. Neuroscience. 2006 Nov 3; 142(4):1303-15. PMID: 16989956.
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    39. Ramírez-Amaya V, Vazdarjanova A, Mikhael D, Rosi S, Worley PF, Barnes CA. Spatial exploration-induced Arc mRNA and protein expression: evidence for selective, network-specific reactivation. J Neurosci. 2005 Feb 16; 25(7):1761-8. PMID: 15716412.
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    40. Rosi S, Ramirez-Amaya V, Vazdarjanova A, Worley PF, Barnes CA, Wenk GL. Neuroinflammation alters the hippocampal pattern of behaviorally induced Arc expression. J Neurosci. 2005 Jan 19; 25(3):723-31. PMID: 15659610.
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    41. Rosi S, Pert CB, Ruff MR, McGann-Gramling K, Wenk GL. Chemokine receptor 5 antagonist D-Ala-peptide T-amide reduces microglia and astrocyte activation within the hippocampus in a neuroinflammatory rat model of Alzheimer's disease. Neuroscience. 2005; 134(2):671-6. PMID: 15979806.
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    42. Rosi S, Ramirez-Amaya V, Hauss-Wegrzyniak B, Wenk GL. Chronic brain inflammation leads to a decline in hippocampal NMDA-R1 receptors. J Neuroinflammation. 2004 Jul 7; 1(1):12. PMID: 15285803.
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    43. Rosi S, Giovannini MG, Lestage PJ, Muñoz C, Corte LD, Pepeu G. S 18986, a positive modulator of AMPA receptors with cognition-enhancing properties, increases ACh release in the hippocampus of young and aged rat. Neurosci Lett. 2004 May 6; 361(1-3):120-3. PMID: 15135908.
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    44. Wenk GL, McGann-Gramling K, Hauss-Wegrzyniak B, Ronchetti D, Maucci R, Rosi S, Gasparini L, Ongini E. Attenuation of chronic neuroinflammation by a nitric oxide-releasing derivative of the antioxidant ferulic acid. J Neurochem. 2004 Apr; 89(2):484-93. PMID: 15056291.
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    45. Rosi S, McGann K, Hauss-Wegrzyniak B, Wenk GL. The influence of brain inflammation upon neuronal adenosine A2B receptors. J Neurochem. 2003 Jul; 86(1):220-7. PMID: 12807441.
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    46. Wenk GL, McGann K, Hauss-Wegrzyniak B, Rosi S. The toxicity of tumor necrosis factor-alpha upon cholinergic neurons within the nucleus basalis and the role of norepinephrine in the regulation of inflammation: implications for Alzheimer's disease. Neuroscience. 2003; 121(3):719-29. PMID: 14568031.
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    47. Giovannini MG, Scali C, Prosperi C, Bellucci A, Vannucchi MG, Rosi S, Pepeu G, Casamenti F. Beta-amyloid-induced inflammation and cholinergic hypofunction in the rat brain in vivo: involvement of the p38MAPK pathway. Neurobiol Dis. 2002 Nov; 11(2):257-74. PMID: 12505419.
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    48. Wenk GL, Rosi S, McGann K, Hauss-Wegrzyniak B. A nitric oxide-donating flurbiprofen derivative reduces neuroinflammation without interacting with galantamine in the rat. Eur J Pharmacol. 2002 Oct 25; 453(2-3):319-24. PMID: 12398920.
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    49. Faravelli C, Zucchi T, Viviani B, Salmoria R, Perone A, Paionni A, Scarpato A, Vigliaturo D, Rosi S, D'adamo D, Bartolozzi D, Cecchi C, Abrardi L. Epidemiology of social phobia: a clinical approach. Eur Psychiatry. 2000 Feb; 15(1):17-24. PMID: 10713798.
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