Dhananjay Bambah Mukku

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychology
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Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Mount Sinai / NYU, New YorkPh.D.09/2013Neuroscience
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MAPostdoc06/2021Neuroscience
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    National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)2022  - 2025NIH R00 Pathway to independence award

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    My lab employs an interdisciplinary approach combining single-cell and spatial transcriptomics with genetic, behavioral and systems neuroscience tools in rodents to uncover fundamental principles underlying natural social behaviors such as mating, aggression and parenting.
    ​We hope that a blend of hypothesis- and curiosity-driven science will help us gain mechanistic insights into behavior and physiology.
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    Development and function of a neural circuit underlying sex-specificity of social behaviors
    NICHD 4R00HD092542Feb 10, 2022 - Jan 31, 2025
    Role: PI
    Development and function of a neural circuit underlying sex-specificity of social behaviors
    NIH K99HD092542Jul 20, 2017 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Urocortin-3 neurons in the mouse perifornical area promote infant-directed neglect and aggression. Elife. 2021 08 23; 10. Autry AE, Wu Z, Kapoor V, Kohl J, Bambah-Mukku D, Rubinstein ND, Marin-Rodriguez B, Carta I, Sedwick V, Tang M, Dulac C. PMID: 34423776; PMCID: PMC8452308.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    2. Characterizing spatial gene expression heterogeneity in spatially resolved single-cell transcriptomic data with nonuniform cellular densities. Genome Res. 2021 10; 31(10):1843-1855. Miller BF, Bambah-Mukku D, Dulac C, Zhuang X, Fan J. PMID: 34035045; PMCID: PMC8494224.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 39     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    3. Multisensory Logic of Infant-Directed Aggression by Males. Cell. 2018 12 13; 175(7):1827-1841.e17. Isogai Y, Wu Z, Love MI, Ahn MH, Bambah-Mukku D, Hua V, Farrell K, Dulac C. PMID: 30550786; PMCID: PMC6558521.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 40     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    4. Molecular, spatial, and functional single-cell profiling of the hypothalamic preoptic region. Science. 2018 11 16; 362(6416). Moffitt JR, Bambah-Mukku D, Eichhorn SW, Vaughn E, Shekhar K, Perez JD, Rubinstein ND, Hao J, Regev A, Dulac C, Zhuang X. PMID: 30385464; PMCID: PMC6482113.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 413     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    5. High-performance multiplexed fluorescence in situ hybridization in culture and tissue with matrix imprinting and clearing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 12 13; 113(50):14456-14461. Moffitt JR, Hao J, Bambah-Mukku D, Lu T, Dulac C, Zhuang X. PMID: 27911841; PMCID: PMC5167177.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 118     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    6. A positive autoregulatory BDNF feedback loop via C/EBPβ mediates hippocampal memory consolidation. J Neurosci. 2014 Sep 10; 34(37):12547-59. Bambah-Mukku D, Travaglia A, Chen DY, Pollonini G, Alberini CM. PMID: 25209292; PMCID: PMC4160783.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 83     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    7. CCAAT enhancer binding protein δ plays an essential role in memory consolidation and reconsolidation. J Neurosci. 2013 Feb 20; 33(8):3646-58. Arguello AA, Ye X, Bozdagi O, Pollonini G, Tronel S, Bambah-Mukku D, Huntley GW, Platano D, Alberini CM. PMID: 23426691; PMCID: PMC3711718.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 21     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    8. Glucocorticoid receptors recruit the CaMKIIα-BDNF-CREB pathways to mediate memory consolidation. Nat Neurosci. 2012 Dec; 15(12):1707-14. Chen DY, Bambah-Mukku D, Pollonini G, Alberini CM. PMID: 23160045; PMCID: PMC3509234.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 100     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    9. A critical role for IGF-II in memory consolidation and enhancement. Nature. 2011 Jan 27; 469(7331):491-7. Chen DY, Stern SA, Garcia-Osta A, Saunier-Rebori B, Pollonini G, Bambah-Mukku D, Blitzer RD, Alberini CM. PMID: 21270887; PMCID: PMC3908455.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 204     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    10. alpha-Enolase binds to human plasminogen on the surface of Bacillus anthracis. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008 Jul-Aug; 1784(7-8):986-94. Agarwal S, Kulshreshtha P, Bambah Mukku D, Bhatnagar R. PMID: 18456007.
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