Rita M. Cowell, Ph.D.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, United States 
Interneurons, development, psychiatric/degenerative disorders
"Rita Cowell"

Undergraduate Research Assistant for William T. Greenough at the University of Illinois, 1996-1997
Graduate student for Faye S. Silverstein, University of Michigan, 1998-2002
Postdoc with James W. Russell, University of Michigan, 2002-2006

Mean distance: 19.2 (cluster 6)


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William T. Greenough research assistant 1996-1997 UIUC
Faye S. Silverstein grad student 1998-2002 University of Michigan
James W. Russell post-doc 2002-2006 University of Michigan


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Sarah E. Dougherty grad student UAB
Elizabeth K. Lucas grad student 2011 UAB
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McMeekin LJ, Li Y, Fox SN, et al. (2018) Cell-specific deletion of PGC-1α from medium spiny neurons causes transcriptional alterations and age-related motor impairment. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience
Totsch SK, Quinn TL, Strath LJ, et al. (2017) The impact of the Standard American Diet in rats: Effects on behavior, physiology and recovery from inflammatory injury. Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Paul JR, McKeown AS, Davis JA, et al. (2017) Glycogen synthase kinase 3 regulates photic signaling in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. The European Journal of Neuroscience
Paul JR, DeWoskin D, McMeekin LJ, et al. (2016) Regulation of persistent sodium currents by glycogen synthase kinase 3 encodes daily rhythms of neuronal excitability. Nature Communications. 7: 13470
Brady LJ, Bartley AF, Li Q, et al. (2016) Transcriptional dysregulation causes altered modulation of inhibition by haloperidol. Neuropharmacology
McMeekin LJ, Lucas EK, Meador-Woodruff JH, et al. (2015) Cortical PGC-1α-Dependent Transcripts are Reduced in Postmortem Tissue From Patients With Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin
Bartley AF, Lucas EK, Brady LJ, et al. (2015) Interneuron Transcriptional Dysregulation Causes Frequency-Dependent Alterations in the Balance of Inhibition and Excitation in Hippocampus. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 35: 15276-90
Lucas EK, Reid CS, McMeekin LJ, et al. (2014) Cerebellar transcriptional alterations with Purkinje cell dysfunction and loss in mice lacking PGC-1α. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 8: 441
Lucas EK, Dougherty SE, McMeekin LJ, et al. (2014) PGC-1α provides a transcriptional framework for synchronous neurotransmitter release from parvalbumin-positive interneurons. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 34: 14375-87
Dougherty SE, Bartley AF, Lucas EK, et al. (2014) Mice lacking the transcriptional coactivator PGC-1α exhibit alterations in inhibitory synaptic transmission in the motor cortex. Neuroscience. 271: 137-48
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