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Researcher: Pitman, KA (Ms Kimberley Pitman)

Fields of Research

Central Nervous System
Cellular Nervous System
Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Neurogenetics
Basic Pharmacology

Research Objectives

Nervous System and Disorders
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Health
Substance Abuse
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Nutrition
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Inherited Diseases (incl. Gene Therapy)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Activation and modulation of GABA(B) receptor systems in physiogenic and pathophysiological conditions
Activity-dependent calcium signalling in oligodendrocyte generation; International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Changes in mu-opioid receptor expression and function in the mesolimbic system after long-term access to a palatable diet
Evaluating Tissue-Specific Recombination in a Pdgfrα-CreERT2 Transgenic Mouse Line; PLoS One
GABAB modulation of dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens core; European Journal of Neuroscience
Isovaline Does Not Activate GABAB ReceptorCoupled Potassium Currents in GABAB Expressing AtT-20 Cells and Cultured Rat Hippocampal Neurons; PL o S One
Mesolimbic dopamine and its neuromodulators in obesity and binge eating
Mild traumatic brain injury leads to decreased inhibition and a differential response of calretinin positive interneurons in the Injured cortex; Journal of Neurotrauma
Obesity-induced structural and neuronal plasticity in the lateral orbitofrontal cortex; Neuropsychopharmacology
Obesity-Induced Structural and Neuronal Plasticity in the Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex; Neuropsychopharmacology
Palmitoylation of d-catenin by DHHC5 mediates activity-induced synapse plasticity; Nature Neuroscience
Synapse dysfunction of layer V pyramidal neurons precedes neurodegeneration in a mouse model of TDP-43 proteinopathies; Cerebral Cortex

Research Projects

Building a new electrophysiology rig; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation (RLCMRF)
How do rare genetic variants cause multiple sclerosis? ; Menzies Institute for Medical Research (MIMR)
Is kainate receptor dysfunction at the core of multiple sclerosis pathology?; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Understanding the signalling pathways enabling activity-dependent myelination; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision