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Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience, University of California, Davis
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow 2010-2013
B.S., Biology, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2008
Fourth-year Neuroscience Graduate Student -- Noctor Lab, MIND Institute
I am interested in the factors that regulate proliferation and migration of cells in the embryonic neocortex. Currently, I am studying the role of glutamate signaling in the embryonic forebrain. I am also interested in the role of FMRP in the embryonic neocortex and in the embryonic development of Fmr1 premutation mice. Some of the techniques I use include in utero electroporation of plasmids, retroviral labeling, organotypic cortical slice culture and immunohistochemistry.
V Martinez-Cerdeno*, Christopher L Cunningham*, J Camacho, JL Antczak, AN Prakash, ME Cziep, AI Walker and SC Noctor. (2012) Comparative analysis of the subventricular zone in rat, ferret and macaque: evidence that rats possess an outer subventricular zone. PloS One. 7(1): e30178. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030178. *Note: These authors contributed equally to this work
Christopher L Cunningham, V Martinez Cerdeno, E Navarro Porras, AN Prakash, J Angelastro, IN Pessah, PJ Hagerman, RF Berman, SC Noctor. (2011). Premutation of the Fmr1 gene impairs Neocortical Development. Human Molecular Genetics, 20(1): 64-79.