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    Salvatore Cherra

    TitleAssistant Project Scientist
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0368
    CA La Jolla 92093
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      Understanding the molecular mechanisms that maintain excitation-inhibition balance in neural circuits
      NIH/NINDS K99NS097638Jul 15, 2016 - Jun 30, 2018
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Identification of genetic pathways that regulate neuronal circuits in C. elegans
      NIH/NINDS F32NS081945Dec 1, 2012 - Nov 30, 2015
      Role: Principal Investigator
      PINK1 in the Regulation of Macroautophagy and Parkinsonian Neurodegeneration.
      NIH/NINDS F31NS064728May 1, 2009 - Apr 30, 2012
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. McCulloch KA, Qi YB, Takayanagi-Kiya S, Jin Y, Cherra S. Novel Mutations in Synaptic Transmission Genes Suppress Neuronal Hyperexcitation in Caenorhabditis elegans. G3 (Bethesda). 2017 Jul 05; 7(7):2055-2063. PMID: 28468816.
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      2. Zhou K, Cherra S, Goncharov A, Jin Y. Asynchronous Cholinergic Drive Correlates with Excitation-Inhibition Imbalance via a Neuronal Ca2+ Sensor Protein. Cell Rep. 2017 May 09; 19(6):1117-1129. PMID: 28494862.
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      3. Cherra S, Jin Y. A Two-Immunoglobulin-Domain Transmembrane Protein Mediates an Epidermal-Neuronal Interaction to Maintain Synapse Density. Neuron. 2016 Jan 20; 89(2):325-36. PMID: 26777275; PMCID: PMC4871750 [Available on 01/20/17].
      4. Cherra S, Jin Y. Advances in synapse formation: forging connections in the worm. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 4(2):85-97. PMID: 25472860; PMCID: PMC4339659.
      5. Wang KZ, Zhu J, Dagda RK, Uechi G, Cherra S, Gusdon AM, Balasubramani M, Chu CT. ERK-mediated phosphorylation of TFAM downregulates mitochondrial transcription: implications for Parkinson's disease. Mitochondrion. 2014 Jul; 17:132-40. PMID: 24768991; PMCID: PMC4134365.
      6. Cherra S, Steer E, Gusdon AM, Kiselyov K, Chu CT. Mutant LRRK2 elicits calcium imbalance and depletion of dendritic mitochondria in neurons. Am J Pathol. 2013 Feb; 182(2):474-84. PMID: 23231918; PMCID: PMC3562730.
      7. Dagda RK, Gusdon AM, Pien I, Strack S, Green S, Li C, Van Houten B, Cherra S, Chu CT. Mitochondrially localized PKA reverses mitochondrial pathology and dysfunction in a cellular model of Parkinson's disease. Cell Death Differ. 2011 Dec; 18(12):1914-23. PMID: 21637291; PMCID: PMC3177020.
      8. Cherra S, Kulich SM, Uechi G, Balasubramani M, Mountzouris J, Day BW, Chu CT. Regulation of the autophagy protein LC3 by phosphorylation. J Cell Biol. 2010 Aug 23; 190(4):533-9. PMID: 20713600; PMCID: PMC2928022.
      9. Cherra S, Dagda RK, Chu CT. Review: autophagy and neurodegeneration: survival at a cost? Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol. 2010 Apr; 36(2):125-32. PMID: 20202120; PMCID: PMC2860012.
      10. Cherra S, Dagda RK, Tandon A, Chu CT. Mitochondrial autophagy as a compensatory response to PINK1 deficiency. Autophagy. 2009 Nov; 5(8):1213-4. PMID: 19786829; PMCID: PMC2841445.
      11. Dagda RK, Cherra S, Kulich SM, Tandon A, Park D, Chu CT. Loss of PINK1 function promotes mitophagy through effects on oxidative stress and mitochondrial fission. J Biol Chem. 2009 May 15; 284(20):13843-55. PMID: 19279012; PMCID: PMC2679485.
      12. Chu CT, Plowey ED, Dagda RK, Hickey RW, Cherra S, Clark RS. Autophagy in neurite injury and neurodegeneration: in vitro and in vivo models. Methods Enzymol. 2009; 453:217-49. PMID: 19216909; PMCID: PMC2669321.
      13. Cherra S, Chu CT. Autophagy in neuroprotection and neurodegeneration: A question of balance. Future Neurol. 2008 May; 3(3):309-323. PMID: 18806889.
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      14. Plowey ED, Cherra S, Liu YJ, Chu CT. Role of autophagy in G2019S-LRRK2-associated neurite shortening in differentiated SH-SY5Y cells. J Neurochem. 2008 May; 105(3):1048-56. PMID: 18182054; PMCID: PMC2361385.
      15. Sweeney TE, Bagher P, Bailey J, Cherra S, Grisafi FN, Pauli EM, Riley K, Soares S. Intravascular pressure and diameter profile of the utero-ovarian resistance artery network: estrous cycle-dependent modulation of resistance artery tone. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Nov; 293(5):H2937-44. PMID: 17704285.
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