Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
1120 15th Street, Rm. CA3064
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Augusta, GA 30912
PhD, Princeton University, 2008
Visiting Fellowship, National Institute on Aging, 2005-2008
Postdoctoral Training, Johns Hopkins University, 2008-2010
Microglial and neurovascular regulation of hippocampal function in metabolic disorders.
Neurons are exquisitely sensitive to cellular stress due to the metabolically demanding processes underlying synaptic transmission. My lab studies the regulation of synaptic plasticity and cognition by metabolic stress at the behavioral, electrophysiological, and cellular levels. We define 'metabolic stress' broadly to encompass responses to exercise and caloric restriction at one extreme, and changes occurring in obesity and diabetes at the opposite end of this continuum. Our long-term goal is to understand how neurons, glia and cerebrovascular cells sense and respond to homeostatic challenges.
Yamamoto et al (2019) J Neurosci 39(21):4179-4192
Erion et al (2014) J Neurosci 34(7):2618-2631
Motivated and driven postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and research technicians are always welcome to contact the Stranahan lab regarding opportunities. Successful candidates will receive intensive, stage-specific career counseling and long-term support for their professional goals.