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Researcher: Pitman, KA (Ms Kimberley Pitman)

Fields of Research

Central nervous system
Cellular nervous system
Basic pharmacology
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Regenerative medicine (incl. stem cells)

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Other health
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Treatment of human diseases and conditions

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
Amyloidosis is associated with thicker myelin and increased oligodendrogenesis in the adult mouse brain; Journal of Neuroscience Research
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
How do cells of the oligodendrocyte lineage affect neuronal circuits to influence motor function, memory and mood?; Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Isovaline Does Not Activate GABAB ReceptorCoupled Potassium Currents in GABAB Expressing AtT-20 Cells and Cultured Rat Hippocampal Neurons; PL o S One
Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) is a negative regulator of oligodendrocyte progenitor cell differentiation in the adult mouse brain; Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
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
Oligodendrogenesis increases in hippocampal grey and white matter prior to locomotor or memory impairment in an adult mouse model of tauopathy; European Journal of Neuroscience
Palmitoylation of d-catenin by DHHC5 mediates activity-induced synapse plasticity; Nature Neuroscience
Periaxonal and nodal plasticities modulate action potential conduction in the adult mouse brain; Cell Reports
Synapse dysfunction of layer V pyramidal neurons precedes neurodegeneration in a mouse model of TDP-43 proteinopathies; Cerebral Cortex
The voltage-gated calcium channel CaV1.2 promotes adult oligodendrocyte progenitor cell survival in the mouse corpus callosum but not motor cortex; Glia

Research Projects

Building a new electrophysiology rig; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation (RLCMRF)
Developing a human oligodendrocyte culture model to study Multiple Sclerosis; Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA)
How do rare genetic variants cause multiple sclerosis? ; Menzies Institute for Medical Research (MIMR)
Identifying pathological pathways and putative therapeutics for the treatment of nervous system pathology in people with Multiple Sclerosis; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Is Kainate Receptor Dysfunction at the Core of Multiple Sclerosis Neuropathology?; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Understanding the signalling pathways enabling activity-dependent myelination; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision