Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2011 Short- and long-lasting consequences of in vivo nicotine treatment on hippocampal excitability.Journal of Neuroscience.  31:2584-2594. 2011
2011 Cognitive mechanisms underlying relapse to nicotine.Reviews in the Neurosciences.  22:467-470. 2011
2009 Cellular events in nicotine addiction.Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology.  20:418-431. 2009
2009 Demonstration of functional alpha4-containing nicotinic receptors in the medial habenula.Neuropharmacology.  56:247-253. 2009
2007 Ca2+ flux and signaling implications by nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in rat medial habenula.Journal of Neurophysiology.  97:83-92. 2007
2007 Regulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor desensitization by Ca2+.Journal of Neurophysiology.  97:93-101. 2007
2005 Rapid upregulation of alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by tyrosine dephosphorylation.Journal of Neuroscience.  25:3712-3723. 2005
2004 Activation and desensitization of heteromeric neuronal nicotinic receptors: implications for non-synaptic transmission.Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters.  14:1897-1900. 2004
2003 Interactions of atropine with heterologously expressed and native alpha 3 subunit-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.British Journal of Pharmacology.  138:801-810. 2003
2002 Desensitization of neuronal nicotinic receptors.Journal of Neurobiology.  53:457-478. 2002
2002 Prolonged stimulation of presynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the rat interpeduncular nucleus has differential effects on transmitter release.International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience.  20:247-258. 2002
2000 Regulation of the sensitivity of acetylcholine receptors to nicotine in rat habenula neurons.Journal of Physiology.  529 Pt 3:579-597. 2000
2000 Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit mRNA expression and channel function in medial habenula neurons.Neuropharmacology.  39:2591-2603. 2000
2000 Symposium overview: mechanism of action of nicotine on neuronal acetylcholine receptors, from molecule to behavior.Toxicological Sciences.  57:193-202. 2000
2000 Temporal appearance of the presynaptic cytomatrix protein bassoon during synaptogenesis.Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience.  15:417-428. 2000
1999 Upregulation of surface alpha4beta2 nicotinic receptors is initiated by receptor desensitization after chronic exposure to nicotine.Journal of Neuroscience.  19:4804-4814. 1999
1999 α3β4 subunit-containing nicotinic receptors dominate function in rat medial habenula neuronsNeuropharmacology.  38:769-783. 1999
1999 Alpha3beta4 subunit-containing nicotinic receptors dominate function in rat medial habenula neurons.Neuropharmacology.  38:769-783. 1999
1999 Desensitization of nicotinic receptors in the central nervous system.Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  868:620-623. 1999
1999 Regulation of alpha4beta2 nicotinic receptor desensitization by calcium and protein kinase C.Molecular Pharmacology.  55:432-443. 1999
1997 Influence of subunit composition on desensitization of neuronal acetylcholine receptors at low concentrations of nicotine.Journal of Neuroscience.  17:5747-5759. 1997
1994 Time-dependent changes in central nicotinic acetylcholine channel kinetics in excised patches.Neuropharmacology.  33:27-34. 1994
1993 Interactions between the glycine and glutamate binding sites of the NMDA receptor.Journal of Neuroscience.  13:1088-1096. 1993
1992 The time course of glutamate in the synaptic cleft.Science.  258:1498-1501. 1992
1992 Synaptic excitation mediated by glutamate-gated ion channels.Current Opinion in Neurobiology.  2:270-274. 1992
1992 NMDA channel behavior depends on agonist affinity.Journal of Neuroscience.  12:635-643. 1992
1990 Channel kinetics determine the time course of NMDA receptor-mediated synaptic currents.Nature.  346:565-567. 1990
1990 Quisqualate receptor-mediated depression of calcium currents in hippocampal neurons.Neuron.  4:741-749. 1990
1989 Interaction of 6-cyano-7-nitroquinoxaline-2,3-dione with the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor-associated glycine binding site.Molecular Pharmacology.  35:565-570. 1989

Book

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2014 Nicotinic Receptors 2014

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2014 On the discovery of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor channel.  1-16. 2014
2012 Defining the role of the hippocampus in nicotine addiction.  53-78. 2012

Teaching Activities

  • GBS791 - Grad Neuro Journal Discussion (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HC117 - Honors Seminar: Science/Math (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NBL720 - Membrane Excitability Biophys (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBSC727 - NEURO SYSTEMS (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBSC727 - Neuro Systems (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NBL225 - No Self Control (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NBL327 - 100 Things About the Brain (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBSC769 - CARCINOGENESIS (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBSC729 - CELL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBSC724 - PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GENETICS (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS791 - Grad Neuro Discussion (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GBSC720 - Journal Club 2 (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HC119 - Honors Seminar (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GBSC727 - Neuro Systems (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NBL225 - No Self Control (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NBL327 - Special Topics Neurobiology 4 (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GBSC720 - Journal Club 2 (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NBL720 - Membrane Excitability Biophys (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS788 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NBL225 - Neuroscience of Addiction (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PCL2215RE - NEUROSCIENCES REMEDIAL EXAM (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NBL225 - Neuroscience of Addiction (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PCL2215R - NEUROSCIENCES REMEDIAL (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NBL720 - Membrane Excitability Biophys (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT1255 - Neuroanatomy (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • GBS732 - Grad Neuroscience (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NBL713 - Graduate Neuroscience (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • OBHS131 - System 1 Neuroscience (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • GBS732 - GRADUATE NEUROSCIENCE DISCUSSION (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NBL720 - Membrane Excitability Biophys (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT1203 - Neuroanatomy (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • GBS732 - Grad Neuroscience (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NBL713 - Graduate Neuroscience (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • OBHS131 - System 1 Neuroscience (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • DENT1203 - Neuroanatomy (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NBL713 - Graduate Neuroscience (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NEUR724 - Grad Neuroscience (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • OBHS131 - System 1 Neuroscience (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • OBHS131L - System 1 Neuroscience Lab (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • DENT1203 - Neuroanatomy (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • OBHS131 - System 1 Neuroscience (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NBL712 - Graduate Medical Neuroscience (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NBL713 - Graduate Neuroscience (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NBL121 - Basic Neuroscience (Winter Term 2008) 2007 - 2008
  • NBL720 - Membrane Excitability Biophys (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PHY720 - Membrane Excitability Biophys (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 01-232 - NEUROSCIENCE (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 01-232 - NEUROSCIENCE (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology, Foreign University
  • Full Name

  • Robin Lester
  • Blazerid

  • nicotine