Scientist & Researchers

Resources

» http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/neurobio/Faculty/Carew/carew.htm

Dr. Thomas Carew poses the question: How is it that we remember some things for a few seconds and others things for a lifetime?  Dr. Carew uses Aplysia because its nervous system has advantages for identifying molecular changes underlying learning and memory.

» http://sun2.science.wayne.edu/unit-faculty-detail.asp?FacultyID=380

Dr. Thomas M. Fischer combines physiological experiments, computational modeling, and behavioral analysis into an integrated research approach to understand how the environment influences behavior in Aplysia.

» http://www.neuroscience.ufl.edu/faculty+research/moroz.htm

Leonid Moroz's laboratory focuses on the mechanisms underlying the design of nervous systems and develops innovative approaches to study the genomic basis of neuronal identity and plasticity.

» http://nba.uth.tmc.edu/homepage/jbyrne/

Jack Byrne's lab studies neuronal and molecular mechanisms underlying classical or Pavlovian conditioning and operant conditioning in Aplysia.

» http://meds.queensu.ca/medicine/physiol/about/faculty/magoski/magoski.php

Neil Magoski studies ion channel regulation and the control of neuronal excitability in neuroendocrine neurons from Aplysia.

» http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/neurobeh/Schacher_center.html

Samuel Schacher's research focuses on how expression and distribution of specific proteins and their mRNAs influence properties of synapse performance in Aplysia.

The NIH Genome project
» http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/...

A Sampling of recent work by researchers using animals from the facility:

Dr. Eric Kandel, Howard Hughes Medical Center, Columbia University,
The Journal of Neuroscience
» http://www.jneurosci.org/cgi/content/abstract/27/12/3111

Dr. Samuel Schacher, Columbia University,
The Journal of Neuroscience
» http://www.jneurosci.org/cgi/content/abstract/27/33/8927

Dr. Edgar Walters, University of Texas,
The Journal of Neuroscience
» http://jn.physiology.org/cgi/content/abstract/98/3/1231

Dr. Jeffery Prince, University of Miami,
Journal of Molluscan Studies
» http://mollus.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/short/73/2/199

Dr. Chiel, Case Western Reserve University,
The Journal of Neuroscience
» http://www.jneurosci.org/cgi/content/abstract/26/42/10743

Dr. Yoshimi, University of Tokio, Japan,
The Journal of Neurochemistry
» http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1471-4159.1995.64052248.x

Drs. Sweedler and Moroz, Beckman Institute and Florida state University,
The Journal of Neurophysiology
» http://jn.physiology.org/cgi/content/abstract/81/3/1251

Dr. John Byrne, University of Texas at Huston,
The Journal of Neuroscience
» http://jn.physiology.org/...

» http://jn.physiology.org/...

The Sea Slug Forum
» http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet.cfm?base=aplycali

» http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Gastropod_Neuroscience#Important_findings

This is an important resource for bibliography on matters linked to gastropod neuroscience.
» http://www.squishybrain.org/mollusk/