Scott A. Wellnitz, Ph.D.

Affiliations: 
Biology University of San Francisco 
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Teaching
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Parents

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Michael C. Crair grad student 2005-2006 Baylor
 (Moved to Lumpkin Lab on Crair Lab move to Yale)
Ellen A. Lumpkin grad student 2006-2010 Baylor
Daniel Kim post-doc 2010-2011 Baylor
Robia G. Pautler post-doc 2010-2011 Baylor
Steen E. Pedersen post-doc 2010-2011 Baylor
Lennart Mucke post-doc 2012-2013 Gladstone Institute (UCSF)

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Stephen Maricich collaborator 2008-2009 Baylor
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Maksimovic S, Nakatani M, Baba Y, et al. (2014) Epidermal Merkel cells are mechanosensory cells that tune mammalian touch receptors. Nature. 509: 617-21
Lesniak DR, Marshall KL, Wellnitz SA, et al. (2014) Computation identifies structural features that govern neuronal firing properties in slowly adapting touch receptors. Elife. 3: e01488
Kim EK, Wellnitz SA, Bourdon SM, et al. (2012) Force sensor in simulated skin and neural model mimic tactile SAI afferent spiking response to ramp and hold stimuli. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation. 9: 45
Saerens KM, Zhang J, Saey L, et al. (2011) Cloning and functional characterization of the UDP-glucosyltransferase UgtB1 involved in sophorolipid production by Candida bombicola and creation of a glucolipid-producing yeast strain. Yeast (Chichester, England). 28: 279-92
Kim EK, Gerling GJ, Wellnitz SA, et al. (2010) Using Force Sensors and Neural Models to Encode Tactile Stimuli as Spike-based Responses. Proceedings / Symposium On Haptic Interfaces For Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems. Symposium On Haptic Interfaces For Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems. 195-198
Williams AL, Gerling GJ, Wellnitz SA, et al. (2010) Skin relaxation predicts neural firing rate adaptation in SAI touch receptors. Conference Proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference. 2010: 6678-81
Wellnitz SA, Lesniak DR, Gerling GJ, et al. (2010) The regularity of sustained firing reveals two populations of slowly adapting touch receptors in mouse hairy skin. Journal of Neurophysiology. 103: 3378-88
Lesniak DR, Wellnitz SA, Gerling GJ, et al. (2009) Statistical analysis and modeling of variance in the SA-I mechanoreceptor response to sustained indentation. Conference Proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference. 2009: 6814-7
Maricich SM, Wellnitz SA, Nelson AM, et al. (2009) Merkel cells are essential for light-touch responses. Science (New York, N.Y.). 324: 1580-2
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