Nirao Shah, MD, PhD

SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address1550 Fourth St
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Molecular and Neural Networks Underlying Social Attachment
    NIH/NIMH R01MH108319Dec 10, 2015 - Nov 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A new strategy for cell-type specific gene disruption in flies and mice
    NIH/NIMH U01MH109119Sep 18, 2015 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Dissecting hypothalamic pathways that regulate sexually dimorphic behaviors
    NIH/NINDS R01NS083872May 15, 2013 - Apr 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Assembly and Function of Olfactory Circuitry from Dbxl-derived Neural Progenitors
    NIH/NIDCD R01DC012050Feb 1, 2013 - Jan 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Dissecting the neural control of social attachment
    NIH/NIMH DP1MH099900Sep 30, 2009 - Jul 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Dissecting the neural control of social attachment
    NIH DP1OD006425Sep 30, 2009 - Jul 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Characterization of Sexual Dimorphism in the Brain
    NIH/NINDS R01NS049488Jul 1, 2004 - Nov 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genes that Regulate Ethanol Responses in Drosophila
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA010035Jan 1, 1995 - Jul 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Yang T, Yang CF, Chizari MD, Maheswaranathan N, Burke KJ, Borius M, Inoue S, Chiang MC, Bender KJ, Ganguli S, Shah N. Social Control of Hypothalamus-Mediated Male Aggression. Neuron. 2017 Aug 16; 95(4):955-970.e4. PMID: 28757304.
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    2. Yang T, Shah N. Molecular and neural control of sexually dimorphic social behaviors. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2016 Jun; 38:89-95. PMID: 27162162.
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    3. Delwig A, Larsen DD, Yasumura D, Yang CF, Shah N, Copenhagen DR. Retinofugal Projections from Melanopsin-Expressing Retinal Ganglion Cells Revealed by Intraocular Injections of Cre-Dependent Virus. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0149501. PMID: 26895233.
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    4. Bayless DW, Shah N. Genetic dissection of neural circuits underlying sexually dimorphic social behaviours. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2016 Feb 19; 371(1688). PMID: 26833830.
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    5. Cheung CC, Krause WC, Edwards RH, Yang CF, Shah N, Hnasko TS, Ingraham HA. Sex-dependent changes in metabolism and behavior, as well as reduced anxiety after eliminating ventromedial hypothalamus excitatory output. Mol Metab. 2015 Nov; 4(11):857-66. PMID: 26629409.
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    6. Sokolowski K, Esumi S, Hirata T, Kamal Y, Tran T, Lam A, Oboti L, Brighthaupt SC, Zaghlula M, Martinez J, Ghimbovschi S, Knoblach S, Pierani A, Tamamaki N, Shah N, Jones KS, Corbin JG. Specification of select hypothalamic circuits and innate behaviors by the embryonic patterning gene dbx1. Neuron. 2015 Apr 22; 86(2):403-16. PMID: 25864637; PMCID: PMC4484744 [Available on 04/22/16].
    7. Jheon AH, Prochazkova M, Sherman M, Manoli DS, Shah N, Carbone L, Klein O. Spontaneous emergence of overgrown molar teeth in a colony of Prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Int J Oral Sci. 2015 Mar; 7(1):23-6. PMID: 25634121.
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    8. Unger EK, Burke KJ, Yang CF, Bender KJ, Fuller PM, Shah N. Medial amygdalar aromatase neurons regulate aggression in both sexes. Cell Rep. 2015 Feb 3; 10(4):453-62. PMID: 25620703; PMCID: PMC4349580 [Available on 02/03/16].
    9. Yang CF, Shah N. Representing sex in the brain, one module at a time. Neuron. 2014 Apr 16; 82(2):261-78. PMID: 24742456; PMCID: PMC4130170.
    10. Nelson AB, Hammack N, Yang CF, Shah N, Seal RP, Kreitzer AC. Striatal cholinergic interneurons Drive GABA release from dopamine terminals. Neuron. 2014 Apr 2; 82(1):63-70. PMID: 24613418; PMCID: PMC3976769.
    11. Fraser EJ, Shah N. Complex chemosensory control of female reproductive behaviors. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e90368. PMID: 24587340; PMCID: PMC3938725.
    12. Morgan CW, Julien O, Unger EK, Shah N, Wells JA. Turning on caspases with genetics and small molecules. Methods Enzymol. 2014; 544:179-213. PMID: 24974291; PMCID: PMC4249682.
    13. Fan P, Manoli DS, Ahmed OM, Chen Y, Agarwal N, Kwong S, Cai AG, Neitz J, Renslo A, Baker BS, Shah N. Genetic and neural mechanisms that inhibit Drosophila from mating with other species. Cell. 2013 Jul 3; 154(1):89-102. PMID: 23810192; PMCID: PMC3823234.
    14. Manoli DS, Fan P, Fraser EJ, Shah N. Neural control of sexually dimorphic behaviors. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2013 Jun; 23(3):330-8. PMID: 23680385; PMCID: PMC3820427.
    15. Yang CF, Chiang MC, Gray DC, Prabhakaran M, Alvarado M, Juntti SA, Unger EK, Wells JA, Shah N. Sexually dimorphic neurons in the ventromedial hypothalamus govern mating in both sexes and aggression in males. Cell. 2013 May 9; 153(4):896-909. PMID: 23663785; PMCID: PMC3767768.
    16. Manoli DS, Subramanyam D, Carey C, Sudin E, Van Westerhuyzen JA, Bales KL, Blelloch R, Shah N. Generation of induced pluripotent stem cells from the prairie vole. PLoS One. 2012; 7(5):e38119. PMID: 22675440; PMCID: PMC3365000.
    17. Xu X, Coats JK, Yang CF, Wang A, Ahmed OM, Alvarado M, Izumi T, Shah N. Modular genetic control of sexually dimorphic behaviors. Cell. 2012 Feb 3; 148(3):596-607. PMID: 22304924; PMCID: PMC3326403.
    18. Cavanaugh DJ, Chesler AT, Bráz JM, Shah N, Julius D, Basbaum AI. Restriction of transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 to the peptidergic subset of primary afferent neurons follows its developmental downregulation in nonpeptidergic neurons. J Neurosci. 2011 Jul 13; 31(28):10119-27. PMID: 21752988; PMCID: PMC3147010.
    19. Cavanaugh DJ, Chesler AT, Jackson AC, Sigal YM, Yamanaka H, Grant R, O'Donnell D, Nicoll RA, Shah N, Julius D, Basbaum AI. Trpv1 reporter mice reveal highly restricted brain distribution and functional expression in arteriolar smooth muscle cells. J Neurosci. 2011 Mar 30; 31(13):5067-77. PMID: 21451044; PMCID: PMC3087977.
    20. Wu MV, Shah N. Control of masculinization of the brain and behavior. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2011 Feb; 21(1):116-23. PMID: 20970320; PMCID: PMC3046257.
    21. Tollkuhn J, Xu X, Shah N. A custody battle for the mind: evidence for extensive imprinting in the brain. Neuron. 2010 Aug 12; 67(3):359-62. PMID: 20696374.
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    22. Juntti SA, Tollkuhn J, Wu MV, Fraser EJ, Soderborg T, Tan S, Honda S, Harada N, Shah N. The androgen receptor governs the execution, but not programming, of male sexual and territorial behaviors. Neuron. 2010 Apr 29; 66(2):260-72. PMID: 20435002; PMCID: PMC2923659.
    23. Wu MV, Manoli DS, Fraser EJ, Coats JK, Tollkuhn J, Honda S, Harada N, Shah N. Estrogen masculinizes neural pathways and sex-specific behaviors. Cell. 2009 Oct 2; 139(1):61-72. PMID: 19804754; PMCID: PMC2851224.
    24. Juntti SA, Coats JK, Shah N. A genetic approach to dissect sexually dimorphic behaviors. Horm Behav. 2008 May; 53(5):627-37. PMID: 18313055; PMCID: PMC2464277.
    25. Shah N, Breedlove SM. Behavioural neurobiology: females can also be from Mars. Nature. 2007 Aug 30; 448(7157):999-1000. PMID: 17676036.
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    26. Shah N. Nursing behavior: remembrance of things past. Curr Biol. 2006 Oct 10; 16(19):R842-4. PMID: 17027479.
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    27. Mandiyan VS, Coats JK, Shah N. Deficits in sexual and aggressive behaviors in Cnga2 mutant mice. Nat Neurosci. 2005 Dec; 8(12):1660-2. PMID: 16261133.
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    28. Shah N, Pisapia DJ, Maniatis S, Mendelsohn MM, Nemes A, Axel R. Visualizing sexual dimorphism in the brain. Neuron. 2004 Aug 5; 43(3):313-9. PMID: 15294140.
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    29. Cutforth T, Moring L, Mendelsohn M, Nemes A, Shah N, Kim MM, Frisén J, Axel R. Axonal ephrin-As and odorant receptors: coordinate determination of the olfactory sensory map. Cell. 2003 Aug 8; 114(3):311-22. PMID: 12914696.
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