Erik Ullian, PhD

SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address10 Koret Way
San Francisco CA 94143
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    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.1997 Graduate Division (Neuroscience)

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    Investigating Astrocyte Diversity and Function in Midbrain Dopaminergic Circuits
    NIH/NIMH R01MH099595Dec 20, 2012 - Nov 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH DP2OD006507Sep 30, 2009 - Jun 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role of Micro-RNAs in Neuronal Circuit Formation and Function
    NIH/NIMH R21MH083090Apr 1, 2008 - Mar 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NINDS F32NS010784Jun 1, 1999
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Cree BAC, Niu J, Hoi KK, Zhao C, Caganap SD, Henry RG, Dao DQ, Zollinger DR, Mei F, Shen YA, Franklin RJM, Ullian E, Xiao L, Chan JR, Fancy SPJ. Clemastine rescues myelination defects and promotes functional recovery in hypoxic brain injury. Brain. 2017 Dec 13. PMID: 29244098.
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    2. Deshpande A, Yadav S, Dao DQ, Wu ZY, Hokanson KC, Cahill MK, Wiita AP, Jan YN, Ullian E, Weiss LA. Cellular Phenotypes in Human iPSC-Derived Neurons from a Genetic Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cell Rep. 2017 Dec 05; 21(10):2678-2687. PMID: 29212016.
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    3. Krejciova Z, Alibhai J, Zhao C, Krencik R, Rzechorzek NM, Ullian E, Manson J, Ironside JW, Head MW, Chandran S. Human stem cell-derived astrocytes replicate human prions in a PRNP genotype-dependent manner. J Exp Med. 2017 Nov 15. PMID: 29141869.
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    4. Retallack H, Di Lullo E, Arias C, Knopp KA, Laurie MT, Sandoval-Espinosa C, Mancia Leon WR, Krencik R, Ullian E, Spatazza J, Pollen AA, Mandel-Brehm C, Nowakowski TJ, Kriegstein AR, DeRisi JL. Zika virus cell tropism in the developing human brain and inhibition by azithromycin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Dec 13; 113(50):14408-14413. PMID: 27911847.
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    5. Ou Y, Jo RE, Ullian E, Wong RO, Della Santina L. Selective Vulnerability of Specific Retinal Ganglion Cell Types and Synapses after Transient Ocular Hypertension. J Neurosci. 2016 Aug 31; 36(35):9240-52. PMID: 27581463; PMCID: PMC5005727 [Available on 03/03/17].
    6. Josowitz R, Mulero-Navarro S, Rodriguez NA, Falce C, Cohen N, Ullian E, Weiss LA, Rauen KA, Sobie EA, Gelb BD. Autonomous and Non-autonomous Defects Underlie Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in BRAF-Mutant hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes. Stem Cell Reports. 2016 Sep 13; 7(3):355-369. PMID: 27569062.
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    7. Krencik R, van Asperen JV, Ullian E, et al. Human astrocytes are distinct contributors to the complexity of synaptic function. Brain Res Bull. 2017 Mar; 129:66-73. PMID: 27570101.
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    8. Etxeberria A, Hokanson KC, Dao DQ, Mayoral SR, Mei F, Redmond SA, Ullian E, Chan JR. Dynamic Modulation of Myelination in Response to Visual Stimuli Alters Optic Nerve Conduction Velocity. J Neurosci. 2016 Jun 29; 36(26):6937-48. PMID: 27358452; PMCID: PMC4926240 [Available on 12/29/16].
    9. Rooney GE, Goodwin AF, Depeille P, Sharir A, Schofield CM, Yeh E, Roose JP, Klein OD, Rauen KA, Weiss LA, Ullian E. Human iPS Cell-Derived Neurons Uncover the Impact of Increased Ras Signaling in Costello Syndrome. J Neurosci. 2016 Jan 06; 36(1):142-52. PMID: 26740656; PMCID: PMC4701956.
    10. Krencik R, Hokanson KC, Narayan AR, Dvornik J, Rooney GE, Rauen KA, Weiss LA, Rowitch DH, Ullian E. Dysregulation of astrocyte extracellular signaling in Costello syndrome. Sci Transl Med. 2015 May 06; 7(286):286ra66. PMID: 25947161; PMCID: PMC4474402.
    11. Shen YA, Chen Y, Dao DQ, Mayoral SR, Wu L, Meijer D, Ullian E, Chan JR, Lu QR. Phosphorylation of LKB1/Par-4 establishes Schwann cell polarity to initiate and control myelin extent. Nat Commun. 2014 Sep 26; 5:4991. PMID: 25255972; PMCID: PMC4334370.
    12. Molofsky AV, Kelley KW, Tsai HH, Redmond SA, Chang SM, Madireddy L, Chan JR, Baranzini SE, Ullian E, Rowitch DH. Astrocyte-encoded positional cues maintain sensorimotor circuit integrity. Nature. 2014 May 08; 509(7499):189-94. PMID: 24776795; PMCID: PMC4057936.
    13. Krencik R, Ullian E. A cellular star atlas: using astrocytes from human pluripotent stem cells for disease studies. Front Cell Neurosci. 2013; 7:25. PMID: 23503583; PMCID: PMC3596764.
    14. Hsu R, Schofield CM, Dela Cruz CG, Jones-Davis DM, Blelloch R, Ullian E. Loss of microRNAs in pyramidal neurons leads to specific changes in inhibitory synaptic transmission in the prefrontal cortex. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2012 Jul; 50(3-4):283-92. PMID: 22728723; PMCID: PMC3613865.
    15. Molofsky AV, Krencik R, Krenick R, Ullian EM, Ullian E, Tsai HH, Deneen B, Richardson WD, Barres BA, Rowitch DH. Astrocytes and disease: a neurodevelopmental perspective. Genes Dev. 2012 May 01; 26(9):891-907. PMID: 22549954; PMCID: PMC3347787.
    16. Beaudoin GM, Schofield CM, Nuwal T, Zang K, Ullian E, Huang B, Reichardt LF. Afadin, a Ras/Rap effector that controls cadherin function, promotes spine and excitatory synapse density in the hippocampus. J Neurosci. 2012 Jan 04; 32(1):99-110. PMID: 22219273; PMCID: PMC3305287.
    17. Koch SM, Dela Cruz CG, Hnasko TS, Edwards RH, Huberman AD, Ullian E. Pathway-specific genetic attenuation of glutamate release alters select features of competition-based visual circuit refinement. Neuron. 2011 Jul 28; 71(2):235-42. PMID: 21791283; PMCID: PMC3375067.
    18. Babiarz JE, Hsu R, Melton C, Thomas M, Ullian E, Blelloch R. A role for noncanonical microRNAs in the mammalian brain revealed by phenotypic differences in Dgcr8 versus Dicer1 knockouts and small RNA sequencing. RNA. 2011 Aug; 17(8):1489-501. PMID: 21712401; PMCID: PMC3153973.
    19. Schofield CM, Hsu R, Barker AJ, Gertz CC, Blelloch R, Ullian E. Monoallelic deletion of the microRNA biogenesis gene Dgcr8 produces deficits in the development of excitatory synaptic transmission in the prefrontal cortex. Neural Dev. 2011 Apr 05; 6:11. PMID: 21466685; PMCID: PMC3082233.
    20. Koch SM, Ullian E. Neuronal pentraxins mediate silent synapse conversion in the developing visual system. J Neurosci. 2010 Apr 14; 30(15):5404-14. PMID: 20392962; PMCID: PMC2885289.
    21. Okerlund ND, Kivimäe S, Tong CK, Peng IF, Ullian E, Cheyette BN. Dact1 is a postsynaptic protein required for dendrite, spine, and excitatory synapse development in the mouse forebrain. J Neurosci. 2010 Mar 24; 30(12):4362-8. PMID: 20335472; PMCID: PMC2848693.
    22. Barker AJ, Ullian E. Astrocytes and synaptic plasticity. Neuroscientist. 2010 Feb; 16(1):40-50. PMID: 20236948.
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    23. Arikkath J, Peng IF, Ng YG, Israely I, Liu X, Ullian E, Reichardt LF. Delta-catenin regulates spine and synapse morphogenesis and function in hippocampal neurons during development. J Neurosci. 2009 Apr 29; 29(17):5435-42. PMID: 19403811; PMCID: PMC2763482.
    24. Lee SH, Peng IF, Ng YG, Yanagisawa M, Bamji SX, Elia LP, Balsamo J, Lilien J, Anastasiadis PZ, Ullian E, Reichardt LF. Synapses are regulated by the cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase Fer in a pathway mediated by p120catenin, Fer, SHP-2, and beta-catenin. J Cell Biol. 2008 Dec 01; 183(5):893-908. PMID: 19047464; PMCID: PMC2592841.
    25. Huberman AD, Manu M, Koch SM, Susman MW, Lutz AB, Ullian E, Baccus SA, Barres BA. Architecture and activity-mediated refinement of axonal projections from a mosaic of genetically identified retinal ganglion cells. Neuron. 2008 Aug 14; 59(3):425-38. PMID: 18701068.
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    26. Barker AJ, Koch SM, Reed J, Barres BA, Ullian E. Developmental control of synaptic receptivity. J Neurosci. 2008 Aug 13; 28(33):8150-60. PMID: 18701677; PMCID: PMC2566963.
    27. Davis TH, Cuellar TL, Koch SM, Barker AJ, Harfe BD, McManus MT, Ullian E. Conditional loss of Dicer disrupts cellular and tissue morphogenesis in the cortex and hippocampus. J Neurosci. 2008 Apr 23; 28(17):4322-30. PMID: 18434510; PMCID: PMC3844796.
    28. Cuellar TL, Davis TH, Nelson PT, Loeb GB, Harfe BD, Ullian E, McManus MT. Dicer loss in striatal neurons produces behavioral and neuroanatomical phenotypes in the absence of neurodegeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Apr 08; 105(14):5614-9. PMID: 18385371; PMCID: PMC2291142.
    29. Barker AJ, Ullian E. New roles for astrocytes in developing synaptic circuits. Commun Integr Biol. 2008; 1(2):207-11. PMID: 19513261; PMCID: PMC2686024.
    30. Bjartmar L, Huberman AD, Ullian E, Rentería RC, Liu X, Xu W, Prezioso J, Susman MW, Stellwagen D, Stokes CC, Cho R, Worley P, Malenka RC, Ball S, Peachey NS, Copenhagen D, Chapman B, Nakamoto M, Barres BA, Perin MS. Neuronal pentraxins mediate synaptic refinement in the developing visual system. J Neurosci. 2006 Jun 07; 26(23):6269-81. PMID: 16763034; PMCID: PMC2579897.
    31. Christopherson KS, Ullian E, Stokes CC, Mullowney CE, Hell JW, Agah A, Lawler J, Mosher DF, Bornstein P, Barres BA. Thrombospondins are astrocyte-secreted proteins that promote CNS synaptogenesis. Cell. 2005 Feb 11; 120(3):421-33. PMID: 15707899.
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    32. Ullian E, Christopherson KS, Barres BA. Role for glia in synaptogenesis. Glia. 2004 Aug 15; 47(3):209-16. PMID: 15252809.
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    33. Ullian E, Barkis WB, Chen S, Diamond JS, Barres BA. Invulnerability of retinal ganglion cells to NMDA excitotoxicity. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2004 Aug; 26(4):544-57. PMID: 15276156.
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    34. Ullian E, Harris BT, Wu A, Chan JR, Barres BA. Schwann cells and astrocytes induce synapse formation by spinal motor neurons in culture. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2004 Feb; 25(2):241-51. PMID: 15019941.
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    35. Kaplan MR, Cho MH, Ullian E, Isom LL, Levinson SR, Barres BA. Differential control of clustering of the sodium channels Na(v)1.2 and Na(v)1.6 at developing CNS nodes of Ranvier. Neuron. 2001 Apr; 30(1):105-19. PMID: 11343648.
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    36. Ullian E, Sapperstein SK, Christopherson KS, Barres BA. Control of synapse number by glia. Science. 2001 Jan 26; 291(5504):657-61. PMID: 11158678.
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    37. Ullian E, Barres BA. The Schwann song of the glia-less synapse. Neuron. 1998 Oct; 21(4):651-2. PMID: 9808449.
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    38. Ullian E, McIntosh JM, Sargent PB. Rapid synaptic transmission in the avian ciliary ganglion is mediated by two distinct classes of nicotinic receptors. J Neurosci. 1997 Oct 01; 17(19):7210-9. PMID: 9295367.
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    39. Ullian E, Sargent PB. Pronounced cellular diversity and extrasynaptic location of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit immunoreactivities in the chicken pretectum. J Neurosci. 1995 Nov; 15(11):7012-23. PMID: 7472457.
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