Marcia H. Ratner, PhD, DABT

Affiliations: 
Psychology Suffolk University, Boston, MA, United States 
 1996-2004 Neurology Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 
 2004-2006 Environmental Health Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States 
 2005- Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 
Area:
Neurotoxicology, neurodegenerative disease, toxicology, pharmacology, in vivo electrophysiology
Website:
http://www.neurotoxicants.com
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Bio:

Project Manager, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Boston University School of Medicine 2007-present
NIH/NIA Post Doctoral Fellowship in Biochemistry of Aging (2004-2007), Department of Pharmacology, BUSM, Mentor: Dr David Farb, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Behavioral Neuroscience (2004), Boston University School of Medicine, Mentors: Robert G. Feldman, M.D. (deceased) and Raymon Durso, M.D.
BA Psychology, Psi Chi, Boston University (1995)

Mean distance: 14.79 (cluster 11)
 
SNBCP
Cross-listing: Chemistry Tree

Parents

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Josef Ozer research assistant 2002-2004 BU School of Medicine
Robert G. Feldman grad student 1997-2003 BU School of Medicine
Raymon Durso grad student 2003-2004 BU School of Medicine
 (Age at onset of Parkinson's disease among subjects occupationally exposed to metals and pesticides.)
David H. Farb post-doc 2004-2007 BU School of Medicine

Children

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Syed Abbas research assistant BU School of Medicine
Zach Bogart research assistant Boston University (Chemistry Tree)
Elizabeth Dahlborg research assistant BU School of Medicine
Kenneth Rood grad student 2008-2008 BU School of Medicine
Lisa Tozier grad student 2009-2009 BU School of Medicine
Benjamin Thompson grad student 2018-2018 BU School of Medicine

Collaborators

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Jonathan Rutchik collaborator UCSF
Thomas Ptak collaborator 1999- BU School of Medicine
David Thaler collaborator 2001- Tufts Medical School
Roberta F. White collaborator 2002- BU School of Medicine
Joe F. Jabre collaborator 2006- David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles
R. Jonathan Robitsek collaborator 2013- BU School of Medicine
Tara M. Stewart collaborator 2013- BU School of Medicine
Scott S. Downing collaborator 2014- BU School of Medicine
Mohamed B. Abou-Donia collaborator 2017- Duke Medical School
Vidhya Kumaresan collaborator 2017- BU School of Medicine
Hubert H. Fernandez collaborator 2005-2005 University of Florida College of Medicine/McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville
 (Neurotoxicology consultant on paper: Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Huntington Disease After 7 Years. Arch Neurol. 2005 Jun;62(6):995-7.)
Patricia A. Janulewicz collaborator 2005-2005 BU School of Medicine
Howard Eichenbaum collaborator 2013-2017 Boston University
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Rutchik J, Ratner MH. (2018) Is it Possible for Late Onset Schizophrenia to Masquerade as Manganese Psychosis? J Occup Environ Med.
Ratner MH, Jabre JF, Ewing WM, et al. (2017) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-A case report and mechanistic review of the association with toluene and other volatile organic compounds. American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Ratner MH, Fitzgerald E. (2016) Understanding of the role of manganese in parkinsonism and Parkinson disease. Neurology
Robitsek J, Ratner M, Stewart T, et al. (2015) Combined administration of levetiracetam and valproic acid attenuates age-related hyperactivity of CA3 place cells, reduces place field area, and increases spatial information content in aged rat hippocampus. Hippocampus
Ratner MH, Farb DH, Ozer J, et al. (2014) Younger age at onset of sporadic Parkinson's disease among subjects occupationally exposed to metals and pesticides. Interdisciplinary Toxicology. 7: 123-33
Farb DH, Ratner MH. (2014) Targeting the modulation of neural circuitry for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Pharmacological Reviews. 66: 1002-32
Ozer J, Ratner M, Shaw M, et al. (2008) The current state of serum biomarkers of hepatotoxicity. Toxicology. 245: 194-205
Feldman RG, Ratner MH. (2001) Essentials of metal neurotoxicity: Mechanisms and pathology Clinics in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 1: 619-653
Feldman RG, Ratner MH. (1999) The pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease: neurotoxic mechanisms of action and genetics. Current Opinion in Neurology. 12: 725-31
Feldman RG, Ratner MH, Ptak T. (1999) Chronic toxic encephalopathy in a painter exposed to mixed solvents. Environmental Health Perspectives. 107: 417-22
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