David H. Root, Ph.D.

2018- Department of Psychology and Neuroscience University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States 
Addiction, Basal Ganglia
"David Root"
Mean distance: 14.83 (cluster 19)


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Sheralee A. Tershner research assistant 2003-2004
Michael Vigorito grad student 2004-2006
Mark O. West grad student 2012 Rutgers, New Brunswick
 (Differential representation of drug-seeking within ventral pallidal subregions.)
Marisela Morales post-doc 2012- IRP/NIDA/NIH


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Dillon J McGovern grad student CU Boulder
Annie Ly grad student 2020- CU Boulder
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Root DH, Barker DJ, Estrin DJ, et al. (2020) Distinct Signaling by Ventral Tegmental Area Glutamate, GABA, and Combinatorial Glutamate-GABA Neurons in Motivated Behavior. Cell Reports. 32: 108094
Root DH, Zhang S, Barker DJ, et al. (2018) Selective Brain Distribution and Distinctive Synaptic Architecture of Dual Glutamatergic-GABAergic Neurons. Cell Reports. 23: 3465-3479
Root DH, Estrin DJ, Morales M. (2018) Aversion or Salience Signaling by Ventral Tegmental Area Glutamate Neurons. Iscience. 2: 51-62
Barker DJ, Miranda-Barrientos J, Zhang S, et al. (2017) Lateral Preoptic Control of the Lateral Habenula through Convergent Glutamate and GABA Transmission. Cell Reports. 21: 1757-1769
Zahm DS, Root DH. (2017) Review of the cytology and connections of the lateral habenula, an avatar of adaptive behaving. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
Root DH, Wang HL, Liu B, et al. (2016) Glutamate neurons are intermixed with midbrain dopamine neurons in nonhuman primates and humans. Scientific Reports. 6: 30615
Barker DJ, Root DH, Zhang S, et al. (2016) Multiplexed neurochemical signaling by neurons of the ventral tegmental area. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
Root DH, Melendez RI, Zaborszky L, et al. (2015) The ventral pallidum: Subregion-specific functional anatomy and roles in motivated behaviors. Progress in Neurobiology. 130: 29-70
Root DH, Hoffman AF, Good CH, et al. (2015) Norepinephrine activates dopamine D4 receptors in the rat lateral habenula. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 35: 3460-9
Barker DJ, Striano BM, Coffey KC, et al. (2015) Sensitivity to self-administered cocaine within the lateral preoptic-rostral lateral hypothalamic continuum. Brain Structure & Function. 220: 1841-54
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