Alastair Macdonald, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Physiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-514-7309
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    University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UKBSc (Hons I)06/2015Neuroscience with Psychology
    The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UKMSc (Distinction)08/2016Integrative Neuroscience
    University of Exeter, Exeter, UKPhD06/2020Medical Studies

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    I recently joined the lab of Dr. Kevin Yackle as a postdoctoral scholar. In general, the group is interested in neural circuits controlling breathing. In the lab my goal is to examine how breathing is coordinated with other orofacial behaviors in mice and whether neural circuits that pattern neonatal vocalizations are affected in mouse models of human developmental disorders.

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    1. Brain-Body Control of Glucose Homeostasis-Insights From Model Organisms. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2021; 12:662769. MacDonald AJ, Yang YHC, Cruz AM, Beall C, Ellacott KLJ. PMID: 33868184; PMCID: PMC8044781.
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    2. Astrocytes in the nucleus of the solitary tract: Contributions to neural circuits controlling physiology. Physiol Behav. 2020 09 01; 223:112982. MacDonald AJ, Ellacott KLJ. PMID: 32535136; PMCID: PMC7378570.
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    3. Regulation of food intake by astrocytes in the brainstem dorsal vagal complex. Glia. 2020 06; 68(6):1241-1254. MacDonald AJ, Holmes FE, Beall C, Pickering AE, Ellacott KLJ. PMID: 31880353; PMCID: PMC7187409.
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    4. Astrocytes in neuroendocrine systems: An overview. J Neuroendocrinol. 2019 05; 31(5):e12726. MacDonald AJ, Robb JL, Morrissey NA, Beall C, Ellacott KLJ. PMID: 31050045.
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