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Irene Vagena, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Diabetes Center
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-2467
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    University of Glasgow, ScotlandPhD11/2014Neuroscience and Molecular Pharmacology
    Democritus University of Thrace, GreeceB.Sc.6/2008Molecular Biology and Genetics
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    Larry L. Hillblom Foundation2017  - 2020Postdoctoral fellowship
    David Fleming-Brown Foundation2013Travel Scholarship
    Training and Awards Committee at the University of Glasgow 2012Training School in Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis of Biomedical Experiments
    Onassis Foundation 2011  - 2014PhD fellowship
    Greek National Scholarship Foundation 2007ERASMUS-SOCRATES European student mobility program

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    1. Vagena E, Ryu JK, Baeza-Raja B, Walsh NM, Syme C, Day JP, Houslay MD, Baillie GS. A high-fat diet promotes depression-like behavior in mice by suppressing hypothalamic PKA signaling. Transl Psychiatry. 2019 May 10; 9(1):141. PMID: 31076569.
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    2. Maier MT, Vilhelmsson A, Louie SM, Vagena E, Nomura DK, Koliwad SK, Xu AW. Regulation of Hepatic Lipid Accumulation and Distribution by Agouti-Related Protein in Male Mice. Endocrinology. 2018 06 01; 159(6):2408-2420. PMID: 29750244.
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    3. Yulyaningsih E, Rudenko IA, Valdearcos M, Dahlén E, Vagena E, Chan A, Alvarez-Buylla A, Vaisse C, Koliwad SK, Xu AW. Acute Lesioning and Rapid Repair of Hypothalamic Neurons outside the Blood-Brain Barrier. Cell Rep. 2017 06 13; 19(11):2257-2271. PMID: 28614713.
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    4. Baeza-Raja B, Sachs BD, Li P, Christian F, Vagena E, Davalos D, Le Moan N, Ryu JK, Sikorski SL, Chan JP, Scadeng M, Taylor SS, Houslay MD, Baillie GS, Saltiel AR, Olefsky JM, Akassoglou K. p75 Neurotrophin Receptor Regulates Energy Balance in Obesity. Cell Rep. 2016 Jan 12; 14(2):255-68. PMID: 26748707.
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    5. Ryu JK, Petersen MA, Murray SG, Baeten KM, Meyer-Franke A, Chan JP, Vagena E, Bedard C, Machado MR, Rios Coronado PE, Prod'homme T, Charo IF, Lassmann H, Degen JL, Zamvil SS, Akassoglou K. Blood coagulation protein fibrinogen promotes autoimmunity and demyelination via chemokine release and antigen presentation. Nat Commun. 2015 Sep 10; 6:8164. PMID: 26353940; PMCID: PMC4579523.
    6. Schachtrup C, Ryu JK, Mammadzada K, Khan AS, Carlton PM, Perez A, Christian F, Le Moan N, Vagena E, Baeza-Raja B, Rafalski V, Chan JP, Nitschke R, Houslay MD, Ellisman MH, Wyss-Coray T, Palop JJ, Akassoglou K. Nuclear pore complex remodeling by p75(NTR) cleavage controls TGF-ß signaling and astrocyte functions. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Aug; 18(8):1077-80. PMID: 26120963; PMCID: PMC4878404.
    7. Baeza-Raja B, Eckel-Mahan K, Zhang L, Vagena E, Tsigelny IF, Sassone-Corsi P, Ptácek LJ, Akassoglou K. p75 neurotrophin receptor is a clock gene that regulates oscillatory components of circadian and metabolic networks. J Neurosci. 2013 Jun 19; 33(25):10221-34. PMID: 23785138; PMCID: PMC3685830.
    8. Botis J, Chatzigeorgiou A, Chatzilymperis G, Kalafatakis K, Katsouni E, Mylonas N, Skandali N, Skandalis A, Vagena E, Zarros A. Inform, conform, reform and do not deform: A four axons' framework for the Hellenic academic institutions facing the Greek crisis challenge. J Nat Sci Biol Med. 2013 Jan; 4(1):268-9. PMID: 23633882.
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    9. Baeza-Raja B, Li P, Le Moan N, Sachs BD, Schachtrup C, Davalos D, Vagena E, Bridges D, Kim C, Saltiel AR, Olefsky JM, Akassoglou K. p75 neurotrophin receptor regulates glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Apr 10; 109(15):5838-43. PMID: 22460790; PMCID: PMC3326459.
    10. Schachtrup C, Ryu JK, Helmrick MJ, Vagena E, Galanakis DK, Degen JL, Margolis RU, Akassoglou K. Fibrinogen triggers astrocyte scar formation by promoting the availability of active TGF-beta after vascular damage. J Neurosci. 2010 Apr 28; 30(17):5843-54. PMID: 20427645; PMCID: PMC2871011.
    11. Vagena E, Fakis G, Boukouvala S. Arylamine N-acetyltransferases in prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes: a survey of public databases. Curr Drug Metab. 2008 Sep; 9(7):628-60. PMID: 18781915.
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