Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2011 Cognitive mechanisms underlying relapse to nicotine 2011
2011 Short- and long-lasting consequences of in vivo nicotine treatment on hippocampal excitability 2011
2009 Cellular events in nicotine addiction 2009
2009 Demonstration of functional α4-containing nicotinic receptors in the medial habenula 2009
2007 Ca2+ flux and signaling implications by nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in rat medial habenula 2007
2007 Regulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor desensitization by Ca 2+ 2007
2005 Rapid upregulation of α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by tyrosine dephosphorylation 2005
2004 Activation and desensitization of heteromeric neuronal nicotinic receptors: Implications for non-synaptic transmission 2004
2003 Interactions of atropine with heterologously expressed and native α3 subunit-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors 2003
2002 Desensitization of neuronal nicotinic receptors 2002
2002 Prolonged stimulation of presynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the rat interpeduncular nucleus has differential effects on transmitter release 2002
2000 Regulation of the sensitivity of acetylcholine receptors to nicotine in rat habenula neurons 2000
2000 Symposium overview: Mechanism of action of nicotine on neuronal acetylcholine receptors, from molecule to behavior 2000
2000 Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit mRNA expression and channel function in medial habenula neurons 2000
2000 Temporal appearance of the presynaptic cytomatrix protein Bassoon during synaptogenesis 2000
1999 Upregulation of surface α4β2 nicotinic receptors is initiated by receptor desensitization after chronic exposure to nicotine 1999
1999 α3β4 subunit-containing nicotinic receptors dominate function in rat medial habenula neurons 1999
1999 Alpha3beta4 subunit-containing nicotinic receptors dominate function in rat medial habenula neurons. 1999
1999 Desensitization of nicotinic receptors in the central nervous system 1999
1999 Regulation of α4β2 nicotinic receptor desensitization by calcium and protein kinase C 1999
1997 Influence of subunit composition on desensitization of neuronal acetylcholine receptors at low concentrations of nicotine 1997
1994 Time-dependent changes in central nicotinic acetylcholine channel kinetics in excised patches. 1994
1993 Interactions between the glycine and glutamate binding sites of the NMDA receptor. 1993
1992 The time course of glutamate in the synaptic cleft. 1992
1992 NMDA channel behavior depends on agonist affinity. 1992
1992 Synaptic excitation mediated by glutamate-gated ion channels 1992
1990 Channel kinetics determine the time course of NMDA receptor-mediated synaptic currents. 1990
1990 Quisqualate receptor-mediated depression of calcium currents in hippocampal neurons 1990
1989 Interaction of 6-cyano-7-nitroquinoxaline-2,3-dione with the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor-associated glycine binding site 1989

Book

Year Title Altmetric
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

  • HC117 - Honors Seminar: Science/Math (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PCL2215 - NEUROSCIENCES (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBSC720 - Journal Club 2 (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GBSC727 - Neuro Systems (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NBL225 - No Self Control (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NBL324 - Special Topics in NBL 6 (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NBL327 - 100 Things About the Brain (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NBL396 - Teaching Practicum in NBL (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS791 - Grad Neuro Journal Discussion (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HC117 - Honors Seminar: Science/Math (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NBL396 - Teaching Practicum in NBL (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
  • Full Name

  • Robin Lester