Julie Kauer, PhD

Principle Investigator

  • Loss of mitochondrial enzyme GPT2 causes early neurodegeneration in locus coeruleus. Neurobiology of disease Baytas, O., Kauer, J. A., Morrow, E. M. 2022: 105831 [pdf]
  • Somatodendritic Release of Cholecystokinin Potentiates GABAergic Synapses Onto Ventral Tegmental Area Dopamine Cells. Biological psychiatry Martinez Damonte, V., Pomrenze, M. B., Manning, C. E., Casper, C., Wolfden, A. L., Malenka, R. C., Kauer, J. A. 2022 [pdf]
  • Adolescent sleep shapes social novelty preference in mice. Nature neuroscience Bian, W. J., Brewer, C. L., Kauer, J. A., de Lecea, L. 2022 [pdf] 
  • TRPV1-Expressing Sensory Neuron Stimulation-based Model of Inflammatory Injury Enhances the Excitability of Spinal Neurons Targeting the Periaqueductal GrayBrewer, C., Kauer, J. A. CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE. 2022: 8 [pdf]
  • Hyperexcitable arousal circuits drive sleep instability during aging. Science (New York, N.Y.) Li, S. B., Damonte, V. M., Chen, C., Wang, G. X., Kebschull, J. M., Yamaguchi, H., Bian, W. J., Purmann, C., Pattni, R., Urban, A. E., Mourrain, P., Kauer, J. A., Scherrer, G., de Lecea, L. 2022; 375 (6583): eabh3021 [pdf]
  • Endogenous opsin 3 (OPN3) protein expression in the adult brain using a novel OPN3 -mCherry knock-in mouse model. eNeuro Olinski, L. E., Tsuda, A. C., Kauer, J. A., Oancea, E. 2020 [pdf]
  • Periaqueductal gray and rostromedial tegmental inhibitory afferents to VTA have distinct synaptic plasticity and opiate sensitivity. St Laurent R., Martinez Damonte V., Tsuda A.C., Kauer J.A. Neuron 2020 Mar 14. pii: S0896-6273(20)30152-5 [pdf]
  • Synaptic Plasticity at Inhibitory Synapses in the Ventral Tegmental Area Depends upon Stimulation Site. St Laurent R., Kauer J. eNeuro 2019 Nov 15;6(6). pii: ENEURO.0137-19.2019. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0137-19.2019. [pdf]
  • NMDA receptor activation induces long-term potentiation of glycine synapses. Klock M.L., Pradier B., Chirila A.M., Kauer J.A. PLoS One 2019 14(9): e0222066. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222066. eCollection 2019. [pdf]

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