Kevin Bender, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Molecular and circuit mechanisms of antipsychotics
    NIH/NIMH R01MH112729Apr 10, 2017 - Feb 28, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Development and physiology of axo-axonic synapses
    NIH/NIMH R21MH112117Sep 24, 2016 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Cellular mechanisms for dopaminergic control of learning in prefrontal cortex
    NIH/NIDA R01DA035913Aug 1, 2013 - Apr 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Function and regulation of action potential bursts in the auditory system.
    NIH/NIDCD R00DC011080Dec 1, 2011 - Nov 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Function and regulation of action potential bursts in the auditory system.
    NIH/NIDCD K99DC011080Jul 1, 2010 - Jun 30, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Laguesse S, Morisot N, Shin JH, Liu F, Adrover MF, Sakhai SA, Lopez MF, Phamluong K, Griffin WC, Becker HC, Bender K, Alvarez VA, Ron D. Prosapip1-Dependent Synaptic Adaptations in the Nucleus Accumbens Drive Alcohol Intake, Seeking, and Reward. Neuron. 2017 Sep 07. PMID: 28890345.
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    2. Yang T, Yang CF, Chizari MD, Maheswaranathan N, Burke KJ, Borius M, Inoue S, Chiang MC, Bender K, Ganguli S, Shah NM. Social Control of Hypothalamus-Mediated Male Aggression. Neuron. 2017 Aug 16; 95(4):955-970.e4. PMID: 28757304.
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    3. Rinetti-Vargas G, Phamluong K, Ron D, Bender K. Periadolescent Maturation of GABAergic Hyperpolarization at the Axon Initial Segment. Cell Rep. 2017 Jul 05; 20(1):21-29. PMID: 28683314.
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    4. Clarkson RL, Liptak AT, Gee SM, Sohal VS, Bender K. D3 Receptors Regulate Excitability in a Unique Class of Prefrontal Pyramidal Cells. J Neurosci. 2017 Jun 14; 37(24):5846-5860. PMID: 28522735.
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    5. Cabrera R, Filevich O, García-Acosta B, Athilingam J, Bender K, Poskanzer KE, Etchenique R. A Visible-Light-Sensitive Caged Serotonin. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2017 May 17; 8(5):1036-1042. PMID: 28460173.
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    6. Ben-Shalom R, Keeshen CM, Berrios KN, An JY, Sanders SJ, Bender K. Opposing Effects on NaV1.2 Function Underlie Differences Between SCN2A Variants Observed in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder or Infantile Seizures. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Aug 01; 82(3):224-232. PMID: 28256214.
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    7. Yang S, Ben-Shalom R, Ahn M, Liptak AT, van Rijn RM, Whistler JL, Bender K. ß-Arrestin-Dependent Dopaminergic Regulation of Calcium Channel Activity in the Axon Initial Segment. Cell Rep. 2016 Aug 09; 16(6):1518-1526. PMID: 27452469.
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    8. Unger EK, Burke KJ, Yang CF, Bender K, Fuller PM, Shah NM. Medial amygdalar aromatase neurons regulate aggression in both sexes. Cell Rep. 2015 Feb 03; 10(4):453-62. PMID: 25620703; PMCID: PMC4349580.
    9. Yang S, Yang S, Moreira T, Hoffman G, Carlson GC, Bender K, Alger BE, Tang CM. Interlamellar CA1 network in the hippocampus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Sep 02; 111(35):12919-24. PMID: 25139992; PMCID: PMC4156755.
    10. Fink AE, Bender K, Trussell LO, Otis TS, DiGregorio DA. Two-photon compatibility and single-voxel, single-trial detection of subthreshold neuronal activity by a two-component optical voltage sensor. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e41434. PMID: 22870221; PMCID: PMC3411718.
    11. Bender K, Trussell LO. The physiology of the axon initial segment. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2012; 35:249-65. PMID: 22443507.
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    12. Grubb MS, Shu Y, Kuba H, Rasband MN, Wimmer VC, Bender K. Short- and long-term plasticity at the axon initial segment. J Neurosci. 2011 Nov 09; 31(45):16049-55. PMID: 22072655; PMCID: PMC3232445.
    13. Bender K, Uebele VN, Renger JJ, Trussell LO. Control of firing patterns through modulation of axon initial segment T-type calcium channels. J Physiol. 2012 Jan 01; 590(1):109-18. PMID: 22063631; PMCID: PMC3300050.
    14. Bender K, Trussell LO. Synaptic plasticity in inhibitory neurons of the auditory brainstem. Neuropharmacology. 2011 Apr; 60(5):774-9. PMID: 21185317; PMCID: PMC3073658.
    15. Bender K, Ford CP, Trussell LO. Dopaminergic modulation of axon initial segment calcium channels regulates action potential initiation. Neuron. 2010 Nov 04; 68(3):500-11. PMID: 21040850; PMCID: PMC2987607.
    16. Li L, Bender K, Drew PJ, Jadhav SP, Sylwestrak E, Feldman DE. Endocannabinoid signaling is required for development and critical period plasticity of the whisker map in somatosensory cortex. Neuron. 2009 Nov 25; 64(4):537-49. PMID: 19945395; PMCID: PMC2796273.
    17. Blackmer T, Kuo SP, Bender K, Apostolides PF, Trussell LO. Dendritic calcium channels and their activation by synaptic signals in auditory coincidence detector neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Aug; 102(2):1218-26. PMID: 19553482; PMCID: PMC2724354.
    18. Bender K, Trussell LO. Axon initial segment Ca2+ channels influence action potential generation and timing. Neuron. 2009 Jan 29; 61(2):259-71. PMID: 19186168; PMCID: PMC2730113.
    19. Roberts MT, Bender K, Trussell LO. Fidelity of complex spike-mediated synaptic transmission between inhibitory interneurons. J Neurosci. 2008 Sep 17; 28(38):9440-50. PMID: 18799676; PMCID: PMC2628470.
    20. Deshmukh S, Onozuka K, Bender KJ, Bender K, Lutz B, Mackie K, Feldman DE. Postnatal development of cannabinoid receptor type 1 expression in rodent somatosensory cortex. Neuroscience. 2007 Mar 02; 145(1):279-87. PMID: 17210229; PMCID: PMC1850104.
    21. Bender KJ, Allen CB, Bender K, Feldman DE. Synaptic basis for whisker deprivation-induced synaptic depression in rat somatosensory cortex. J Neurosci. 2006 Apr 19; 26(16):4155-65. PMID: 16624936; PMCID: PMC3070309.
    22. Bender VA, Bender K, Brasier DJ, Feldman DE. Two coincidence detectors for spike timing-dependent plasticity in somatosensory cortex. J Neurosci. 2006 Apr 19; 26(16):4166-77. PMID: 16624937; PMCID: PMC3071735.
    23. Bender K, Rangel J, Feldman DE. Development of columnar topography in the excitatory layer 4 to layer 2/3 projection in rat barrel cortex. J Neurosci. 2003 Sep 24; 23(25):8759-70. PMID: 14507976; PMCID: PMC3066032.
    24. Hummel K, Badet J, Bauermeister W, Bender K, Duffner G, Lopez M, Mauff G, Pulverer G, Salmon C, Schmidts W. Inheritance of cis-AB in three generations (family Lam.). Vox Sang. 1977; 33(5):290-8. PMID: 919419.
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