Dean of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Neurobiology
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Field of Specialty
Susan J Birren
Habecker, B.A., Bilimoria, P., Linick, C., Gritman, K., Woodward, W., and Birren, S.J.. "Regulation of cardiac innervation and function via the p75 neurotrophin receptor.." Autonomic Neurosci. In Press. (2008). (forthcoming)
Vega, A., Luther J.A., Birren, S.J. and Morales, M.A.. "Neurotransmitter segregation in sympathetic neurons can be modulated by CNTF or long periods of culture.." Dev. Neurobiol. 70. 14 (2010): 913-928.
Dore JJ, Dewitt JC, Setty N, Donald MD, Joo E, Chesarone MA, Birren SJ.. "Multiple Signaling Pathways Converge to Regulate Bone-Morphogenetic-Protein-Dependent Glial Gene Expression." Dev Neurosci. 31. (2009): 473-486.
Luther JA, Birren SJ.. "p75 and TrkA signaling regulates sympathetic neuronal firing patterns via differential modulation of voltage-gated currents.." J. Neuroscience 29. 17 (2009): 5411-5424.
Luther, J.A. and Birren, S.J.. "Co-release of norepinephrine and acetylcholine by mammalian sympathetic neurons: regulation by target-derived signaling.." Co-existence and co-release of classical neurotransmitters. Ed. Gutierrez, R.. Springer-Verlag, 2009. 35-53.
Luther, J.A. and Birren, S.J.. "Neurotrophins and target interactions in the development and regulation of sympathetic neuron electrical and synaptic properties.." J. Autonom. Neurosci. 17. 151 (2009): 46-60.
Moon, J. and Birren, S.J.. "Growth inhibitory effects of target contact on sympathetic neurons are mediated via regulation of a BMP-mediated program.." Dev. Biol. 315. (2008): 404-417.
Lin, P.-Y., Hinterneder, J., and Birren, S.J. 2007. Lin, P.-Y., Hinterneder, J.M., and Birren, S.J.. "Regulation of basal forebrain neuron development by neurotrophins and the p75 receptor.." J. Neurosci. 27. (2007): 12787-96.
Luther, J.A., and Birren, S.J.. "Nerve growth factor decreases potassium currents and alters repetitive firing in rat sympathetic neurons.." J. Neurophys. 96. (2006): 946-958.
Slonimsky, J.D., Mattaliano, M.D., Moon, J., Griffith, L.C., and Birren, S.J.. "Role for calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II in the p75-mediated regulation of sympathetic cholinergic transmission.." PNAS 103. (2006): 2915-2919.
Birren,Susan J. "Inhibition of glial maturation by bone morphogenetic protein-2 in a neural crest-derived cell line." Dev. Neuroscience (2005): 37-48.
Birren,Susan J, Slonimsky, J.D., Yang, B., Hinterneder, J., and E. Nokes. "BDNF and CNTF mediate sympathetic neuron cholinergic differentiation via independent mechanisms." Mol. Cell. Neuroscience 23. (2003): 648-660.
Birren,Susan J and Yang, B., Slonimsky, J.D.. "A rapid switch in sympathetic neurotransmitter release properties mediated by the p75 receptor." Nature Neuroscience 5. (2002): 539-545.
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