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Marlena Wosiski-Kuhn

Matriculated: 2013

Graduate Program: Neuroscience


BA Neuroscience, 2010, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Role of glial cells in ALS denervation

Stranahan AM, Wosiski-Kuhn M, Erion JR, Wilson SP. Synaptic rescue by corticosteroid inhibition in db/db mice occurs independently of leptin receptor activation and involves reinstatement of hippocampal BDNF. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Neuroscience in San Diego, CA. (2013)

Erion JR, Wosiski-Kuhn M, Stranahan AM. Treadmill training mitigates impairment of hippocampal synaptic plasticity in leptin receptor deficient mice. Poster presented at the Georgia Health Sciences University Presidential Board of Visitors Research Showcase in Augusta, GA. (2012).

Stranahan AM, Wosiski-Kuhn M. Transient increases in dendritic spine density contribute to dentate gyrus long-term potentiation. Poster presented at the Keystone Symposium on Synapses and Circuits in Steamboat Springs, CO. (2012).

Smith DR, Johnson AW, Wosiski-Kuhn M, Gallagher M. Assessment of consumption and operant behavior in 3 strains of mice. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC. (2008).

Dey A, Hao S, Erion JR, Wosiski-Kuhn M, Stranahan AM. Glucocorticoid sensitization of microglia in a genetic mouse model of obesity and diabetes. Journal of Neuroimmunology, in press. (2014).

Wosiski-Kuhn M, Erion JR, Gomez-Sanchez EP, Gomez-Sanchez CE, Stranahan AM. Glucocorticoid receptor activation impairs hippocampal plasticity by suppressing BDNF expression in obese mice. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 42:165-77. (2014).

Erion JR, Wosiski-Kuhn M, Dey A, Hao S, Davis CL, Pollock NK, Stranahan AM. Obesity elicits interleukin 1-mediated deficits in hippocampal synaptic plasticity. Journal of Neuroscience, 34:2618-31. (2014).

Wosiski-Kuhn M, Stranahan AM. From pattern separation to mood regulation: multiple roles for developmental signals in the adult dentate gyrus. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 7:96. (2013).

Stranahan AM, Erion JR, Wosiski-Kuhn M. Reelin signaling in development, maintenance, and plasticity of neural networks. Ageing Research Reviews, 12(3):815-22. (2013).

Sherwood A, Wosiski-Kuhn M, Ngyuen T, Holland PC, Lakaye B, Adamantidis A, Johnson AW. The role of melanin-concentrating hormone in conditioned reward learning. European Journal of Neuroscience, 36(8):3126-33. (2012).

Wosiski-Kuhn M, Stranahan AM. Transient increases in dendritic spine density contribute to dentate gyrus long-term potentiation. Synapse, 66(7):661-4. (2012).

Wosiski-Kuhn M, Stranahan AM. Opposing effects of positive and negative stress over the lifespan. Ageing Research Reviews, 11(3):399-403. (2012).

Johnson AW, Sherwood A, Smith DR, Wosiski-Kuhn M, Gallagher M, Holland PC. An analysis of licking microstructure in three strains of mice. Appetite, 54(2):320-30. (2010).

Honors and Awards:
Best Research Poster Award, Neuroscience Retreat, Georgia Regents University, 2013
Neuroscience Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University, 2009-2010
Undergraduate Research Poster Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2008

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