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Jillian Iafrati, PhD

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-502-7376
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    French Minister of Research 2009  - 2012Graduate grant
    Franco-American commission2012  - 2013Fulbright scholarship
    Philippe Foundation2014  - 2015Exchange grant
    Jerome Lejeune Foundation2015Scientific prize

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    1. Incontro S, Díaz-Alonso J, Iafrati J, Vieira M, Asensio CS, Sohal VS, Roche KW, Bender KJ, Nicoll RA. The CaMKII/NMDA receptor complex controls hippocampal synaptic transmission by kinase-dependent and independent mechanisms. Nat Commun. 2018 May 25; 9(1):2069. PMID: 29802289.
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    2. Brumback AC, Ellwood IT, Kjaerby C, Iafrati J, Robinson S, Lee AT, Patel T, Nagaraj S, Davatolhagh F, Sohal VS. Identifying specific prefrontal neurons that contribute to autism-associated abnormalities in physiology and social behavior. Mol Psychiatry. 2017 Nov 07. PMID: 29112191.
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    3. Bouamrane L, Scheyer AF, Lassalle O, Iafrati J, Thomazeau A, Chavis P. Reelin-Haploinsufficiency Disrupts the Developmental Trajectory of the E/I Balance in the Prefrontal Cortex. Front Cell Neurosci. 2016; 10:308. PMID: 28127276.
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    4. Kjaerby C, Athilingam J, Robinson SE, Iafrati J, Sohal VS. Serotonin 1B Receptors Regulate Prefrontal Function by Gating Callosal and Hippocampal Inputs. Cell Rep. 2016 12 13; 17(11):2882-2890. PMID: 27974203.
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    5. Labouesse MA, Lassalle O, Richetto J, Iafrati J, Weber-Stadlbauer U, Notter T, Gschwind T, Pujadas L, Soriano E, Reichelt AC, Labouesse C, Langhans W, Chavis P, Meyer U. Hypervulnerability of the adolescent prefrontal cortex to nutritional stress via reelin deficiency. Mol Psychiatry. 2017 Jul; 22(7):961-971. PMID: 27843148.
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    6. Iafrati J, Malvache A, Gonzalez Campo C, Orejarena MJ, Lassalle O, Bouamrane L, Chavis P. Multivariate synaptic and behavioral profiling reveals new developmental endophenotypes in the prefrontal cortex. Sci Rep. 2016 10 21; 6:35504. PMID: 27765946.
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    7. Martin PM, Stanley RE, Ross AP, Freitas AE, Moyer CE, Brumback AC, Iafrati J, Stapornwongkul KS, Dominguez S, Kivimäe S, Mulligan KA, Pirooznia M, McCombie WR, Potash JB, Zandi PP, Purcell SM, Sanders SJ, Zuo Y, Sohal VS, Cheyette BNR. DIXDC1 contributes to psychiatric susceptibility by regulating dendritic spine and glutamatergic synapse density via GSK3 and Wnt/ß-catenin signaling. Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Feb; 23(2):467-475. PMID: 27752079.
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    8. Levy ES, Tajon CA, Bischof TS, Iafrati J, Fernandez-Bravo A, Garfield DJ, Chamanzar M, Maharbiz MM, Sohal VS, Schuck PJ, Cohen BE, Chan EM. Energy-Looping Nanoparticles: Harnessing Excited-State Absorption for Deep-Tissue Imaging. ACS Nano. 2016 Sep 27; 10(9):8423-33. PMID: 27603228.
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    9. Chamanzar M, Garfield DJ, Iafrati J, Sohal V, Chan E, Cohen B, Schuck PJ, Maharbiz MM. Deep tissue targeted near-infrared optogenetic stimulation using fully implantable upconverting light bulbs. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 08; 2015:821-4. PMID: 26736388.
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    10. Thomazeau A, Lassalle O, Iafrati J, Souchet B, Guedj F, Janel N, Chavis P, Delabar J, Manzoni OJ. Prefrontal deficits in a murine model overexpressing the down syndrome candidate gene dyrk1a. J Neurosci. 2014 Jan 22; 34(4):1138-47. PMID: 24453307; PMCID: PMC3953590.
    11. Iafrati J, Orejarena MJ, Lassalle O, Bouamrane L, Gonzalez-Campo C, Chavis P. Reelin, an extracellular matrix protein linked to early onset psychiatric diseases, drives postnatal development of the prefrontal cortex via GluN2B-NMDARs and the mTOR pathway. Mol Psychiatry. 2014 Apr; 19(4):417-26. PMID: 23752244; PMCID: PMC3965840.