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Mark Whitehead

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentSurgery
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0606
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-534-1378
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    Research Overview
    Neuroanatomy of the taste system. Plasticity of taste bud innervation. Visualization of neural connections with transgenic mice.

    Research Topics
    - Neuroscience
    - Regeneration/Stem Cells

    Current Project Titles
    Cell types, circuits, and plasticity in the mouse taste system.


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    GUSTATORY NST--PATHWAYS, SYNAPSES AND NEUROCHEMICALS
    NIH/NIDCD R01DC002045Apr 1, 1994 - Mar 31, 1999
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Cell Types, Circuits, and Plasticity in the Mouse Taste System
    NIH/NIDCD R01DC001901Apr 1, 1993 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    SMALL INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM
    NIH/NIAID S15AI027372Jul 1, 1988 - Jun 30, 1989
    Role: Principal Investigator
    GUSTATORY SYSTEM--CELLULAR AND SYNAPTIC ORGANIZATION
    NIH/NIDCD R29DC000452Feb 1, 1988 - Oct 31, 1993
    Role: Principal Investigator
    GUSTATORY SYSTEM--CELLULAR AND SYNAPTIC ORGANIZATION
    NIH/NINDS R29NS025708Feb 1, 1988 - Jan 31, 1993
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Zaidi FN, Cicchini V, Kaufman D, Ko E, Ko A, Van Tassel H, Whitehead M. Innervation of taste buds revealed with Brainbow-labeling in mouse. J Anat. 2016 Dec; 229(6):778-790. PMID: 27476649.
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    2. Meadows PM, Whitehead M, Zaidi FN. Effects of targeted activation of tongue muscles on oropharyngeal patency in the rat. J Neurol Sci. 2014 Nov 15; 346(1-2):178-93. PMID: 25190291.
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    3. Ganchrow D, Ganchrow JR, Cicchini V, Bartel DL, Kaufman D, Girard D, Whitehead M. Nucleus of the solitary tract in the C57BL/6J mouse: Subnuclear parcellation, chorda tympani nerve projections, and brainstem connections. J Comp Neurol. 2014 May 01; 522(7):1565-96. PMID: 24151133; PMCID: PMC4090073.
    4. Whitehead M. Methods to reduce formaldehyde levels of cadavers. Clin Anat. 2009 Apr; 22(3):421. PMID: 19173258.
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    5. Zaidi FN, Todd K, Enquist L, Whitehead M. Types of taste circuits synaptically linked to a few geniculate ganglion neurons. J Comp Neurol. 2008 Dec 20; 511(6):753-72. PMID: 18925565; PMCID: PMC2613300.
    6. Whitehead M, Savoia MC. Evaluation of methods to reduce formaldehyde levels of cadavers in the dissection laboratory. Clin Anat. 2008 Jan; 21(1):75-81. PMID: 18058900.
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    7. Zaidi FN, Krimm RF, Whitehead M. Exuberant neuronal convergence onto reduced taste bud targets with preservation of neural specificity in mice overexpressing neurotrophin in the tongue epithelium. J Neurosci. 2007 Dec 12; 27(50):13875-81. PMID: 18077699.
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    8. Zaidi FN, Whitehead M. Discrete innervation of murine taste buds by peripheral taste neurons. J Neurosci. 2006 Aug 09; 26(32):8243-53. PMID: 16899719.
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    9. Ganchrow D, Ganchrow JR, Verdin-Alcazar M, Whitehead M. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor-, neurotrophin-3-, and tyrosine kinase receptor-like immunoreactivity in lingual taste bud fields of mature hamster. J Comp Neurol. 2003 Jan 01; 455(1):11-24. PMID: 12454993.
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    10. Ganchrow D, Ganchrow JR, Verdin-Alcazar M, Whitehead M. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor-, neurotrophin-3-, and tyrosine kinase receptor-like immunoreactivity in lingual taste bud fields of mature hamster after sensory denervation. J Comp Neurol. 2003 Jan 01; 455(1):25-39. PMID: 12454994.
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    11. Whitehead M, Ganchrow JR, Ganchrow D, Yao B. Organization of geniculate and trigeminal ganglion cells innervating single fungiform taste papillae: a study with tetramethylrhodamine dextran amine labeling. Neuroscience. 1999; 93(3):931-41. PMID: 10473258.
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