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Sonia Mayoral, PhD

Title(s)Associate Specialist, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-353-4390
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7766-5743 Additional info
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Stanford University, Stanford, CAPhDNeurosciences
    San Jose State University, San Jose, CABSBiological Sciences
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    NIH/NINDS2017  - 2022K22 Career Transition Award
    NIH/UCSF2012  - 2016IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Society for Neuroscience2007  - 2010Neuroscience Scholars Program Scholarship

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    Uncoupling oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelination: axon signaling not required
    NIH/NINDS K22NS104234Sep 30, 2017 - Aug 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Rankin KA, Mei F, Kim K, Shen YA, Mayoral SR, Desponts C, Lorrain DS, Green AJ, Baranzini SE, Chan JR, Bove R. Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators Enhance CNS Remyelination Independent of Estrogen Receptors. J Neurosci. 2019 Mar 20; 39(12):2184-2194. PMID: 30696729.
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    2. Mayoral SR, Etxeberria A, Shen YA, Chan JR. Initiation of CNS Myelination in the Optic Nerve Is Dependent on Axon Caliber. Cell Rep. 2018 10 16; 25(3):544-550.e3. PMID: 30332636.
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    3. Dombrowski Y, O'Hagan T, Dittmer M, Penalva R, Mayoral SR, Bankhead P, Fleville S, Eleftheriadis G, Zhao C, Naughton M, Hassan R, Moffat J, Falconer J, Boyd A, Hamilton P, Allen IV, Kissenpfennig A, Moynagh PN, Evergren E, Perbal B, Williams AC, Ingram RJ, Chan JR, Franklin RJM, Fitzgerald DC. Regulatory T cells promote myelin regeneration in the central nervous system. Nat Neurosci. 2017 May; 20(5):674-680. PMID: 28288125.
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    4. Mei F, Mayoral SR, Nobuta H, Wang F, Desponts C, Lorrain DS, Xiao L, Green AJ, Rowitch D, Whistler J, Chan JR. Identification of the Kappa-Opioid Receptor as a Therapeutic Target for Oligodendrocyte Remyelination. J Neurosci. 2016 07 27; 36(30):7925-35. PMID: 27466337.
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    5. Etxeberria A, Hokanson KC, Dao DQ, Mayoral SR, Mei F, Redmond SA, Ullian EM, Chan JR. Dynamic Modulation of Myelination in Response to Visual Stimuli Alters Optic Nerve Conduction Velocity. J Neurosci. 2016 06 29; 36(26):6937-48. PMID: 27358452.
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    6. Mayoral SR, Chan JR. The environment rules: spatiotemporal regulation of oligodendrocyte differentiation. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2016 08; 39:47-52. PMID: 27128881.
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    7. Hernandez M, Patzig J, Mayoral SR, Costa KD, Chan JR, Casaccia P. Mechanostimulation Promotes Nuclear and Epigenetic Changes in Oligodendrocytes. J Neurosci. 2016 Jan 20; 36(3):806-13. PMID: 26791211.
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    8. Shen YA, Chen Y, Dao DQ, Mayoral SR, Wu L, Meijer D, Ullian EM, 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.
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    9. Mei F, Fancy SPJ, Shen YA, Niu J, Zhao C, Presley B, Miao E, Lee S, Mayoral SR, Redmond SA, Etxeberria A, Xiao L, Franklin RJM, Green A, Hauser SL, Chan JR. Micropillar arrays as a high-throughput screening platform for therapeutics in multiple sclerosis. Nat Med. 2014 Aug; 20(8):954-960. PMID: 24997607.
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    10. Lan WC, Priestley M, Mayoral SR, Tian L, Shamloo M, Penn AA. Sex-specific cognitive deficits and regional brain volume loss in mice exposed to chronic, sublethal hypoxia. Pediatr Res. 2011 Jul; 70(1):15-20. PMID: 21436761.
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    11. Mayoral SR, Omar G, Penn AA. Sex differences in a hypoxia model of preterm brain damage. Pediatr Res. 2009 Sep; 66(3):248-53. PMID: 19542909.
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    12. Howe CL, Mayoral S, Rodriguez M. Activated microglia stimulate transcriptional changes in primary oligodendrocytes via IL-1beta. Neurobiol Dis. 2006 Sep; 23(3):731-9. PMID: 16887357.
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