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Alexandra Nelson, MD, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentNeurology
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Striatal Mechanisms of Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia
    NIH/NINDS R01NS101354Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    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. Ryan MB, Bair-Marshall C, Nelson A. Aberrant Striatal Activity in Parkinsonism and Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia. Cell Rep. 2018 Jun 19; 23(12):3438-3446.e5. PMID: 29924988.
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    2. Ngo K, Aker M, Petty LE, Chen J, Cavalcanti F, Nelson A, Hassin-Baer S, Geschwind MD, Perlman S, Italiano D, Laganà A, Cavallaro S, Coppola G, Below JE, Fogel BL. Expanding the global prevalence of spinocerebellar ataxia type 42. Neurol Genet. 2018 Jun; 4(3):e232. PMID: 29629410.
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    3. Girasole AE, Lum MY, Nathaniel D, Bair-Marshall CJ, Guenthner CJ, Luo L, Kreitzer AC, Nelson A. A Subpopulation of Striatal Neurons Mediates Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia. Neuron. 2018 Feb 21; 97(4):787-795.e6. PMID: 29398356.
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    4. Nelson A, Faulstich M, Moghadam S, Onori K, Meredith A, du Lac S. BK Channels Are Required for Multisensory Plasticity in the Oculomotor System. Neuron. 2017 Jan 04; 93(1):211-220. PMID: 27989457.
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    5. 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 07 06; 91(1):67-78. PMID: 27387649.
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    6. Guterman EL, Yurgionas B, Nelson A. Pearls & Oy-sters: Episodic ataxia type 2: Case report and review of the literature. Neurology. 2016 06 07; 86(23):e239-41. PMID: 27272039.
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    7. Girasole AE, Nelson A. 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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    8. Girasole AE, Nelson A. Probing striatal microcircuitry to understand the functional role of cholinergic interneurons. Mov Disord. 2015 Sep; 30(10):1306-18. PMID: 26227561.
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    9. 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.
    10. Nelson A, Hammack N, Yang CF, Shah NM, Seal RP, Kreitzer AC. Striatal cholinergic interneurons Drive GABA release from dopamine terminals. Neuron. 2014 Apr 02; 82(1):63-70. PMID: 24613418; PMCID: PMC3976769.
    11. Nelson A, Kreitzer AC. Reassessing models of basal ganglia function and dysfunction. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2014; 37:117-35. PMID: 25032493; PMCID: PMC4416475.
    12. Vossel KA, Beagle AJ, Rabinovici GD, Shu H, Lee SE, Naasan G, Hegde M, Cornes SB, Henry ML, Nelson A, 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 01; 70(9):1158-66. PMID: 23835471; PMCID: PMC4013391.
    13. Andrews-Zwilling Y, Gillespie AK, Kravitz AV, Nelson A, 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.
    14. 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 04; 32(27):9119-23. PMID: 22764221; PMCID: PMC3420343.
    15. 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.
    16. Gelfand JM, Nelson A, Fross RD, Glass GA. Speech-activated myoclonus masquerading as stuttering. Neurology. 2009 Jun 02; 72(22):1964. PMID: 19487657.
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    17. 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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    18. Nelson A, 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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    19. 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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