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Tzounopoules_Thanos_PhD_ENT_03_26_2009 Thanos Tzounopoulos
Assistant Professor
PhD
Biomedical Science Tower 3- Room 10021
3501 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-8626
Email: thanos@pitt.edu
Fax: 412-383-5298
 
Research Interests
Cellular mechanisms for learning and memory and their role in normal and pathological auditory processing
 
Publications

Jason W. Middleton,Taro Kiritani, Courtney Pedersen, Jeremy Turner, Gordon M. G. Shepherd, Thanos Tzounopoulos. Mice with Behavioral Evidence of Tinnitus Exhibit Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus Hyperactivity Due to Decreased GABAergic Inhibition. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (2011, In Press)

Yanjun Zhao and Thanos Tzounopoulos. Physiological Activation of Cholinergic Inputs Controls Associative Synaptic Plasticity via Modulation of Endocannabinoid Signaling. J. of Neuroscience 2011 Mar 2;31(9):3158-68

Thanos Tzounopoulos and Nina Kraus. Learning to Encode Timing: Mechanisms of Plasticity in the Auditory Brainstem. Neuron, 2009 May 28; 62(4):463-9

Yanjun Zhao, Maria Rubio, Thanos Tzounopoulos. Distinct Functional and Anatomical Architecture of Endocannabinoid System in the Auditory Brainstem. J Neurophysiol 101: 2434-2446, 2009

Tzounopoulos T, Maria Rubio, John Keen and Larry Trussell (2007). Coactivation of Pre- and Postsynaptic Signaling Mechanisms Determines Cell-specific Spike Timing-Dependent Plasticity. Neuron, 54, 291-301 (2007).






 
Academic Affiliation
Department of Neurobiology and
Center of the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University
 
Education
PhD: Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University.
 
Grants
Cell-Specific Synaptic Plasticity in the Auditory Brainstem (PI; NIH/NIDCD)

Cellular Mechanisms of Tinnitus (PI; American Tinnitus Association)
 
My Links
  • Auditory Research Group Information (http://www.audres.pitt.edu/people/tzounopoulos.php)
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