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Mark Whitehead

Title(s)Professor, Surgery
SchoolHealth Sciences
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 - Mar 31, 2003
    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. Innervation of taste buds revealed with Brainbow-labeling in mouse. J Anat. 2016 12; 229(6):778-790. Zaidi FN, Cicchini V, Kaufman D, Ko E, Ko A, Van Tassel H, Whitehead MC. PMID: 27476649.
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    2. Effects of targeted activation of tongue muscles on oropharyngeal patency in the rat. J Neurol Sci. 2014 Nov 15; 346(1-2):178-93. Meadows PM, Whitehead MC, Zaidi FN. PMID: 25190291.
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    3. 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. Ganchrow D, Ganchrow JR, Cicchini V, Bartel DL, Kaufman D, Girard D, Whitehead MC. PMID: 24151133.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    4. Methods to reduce formaldehyde levels of cadavers. Clin Anat. 2009 Apr; 22(3):421. Whitehead MC. PMID: 19173258.
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    5. Types of taste circuits synaptically linked to a few geniculate ganglion neurons. J Comp Neurol. 2008 Dec 20; 511(6):753-72. Zaidi FN, Todd K, Enquist L, Whitehead MC. PMID: 18925565.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    6. Evaluation of methods to reduce formaldehyde levels of cadavers in the dissection laboratory. Clin Anat. 2008 Jan; 21(1):75-81. Whitehead MC, Savoia MC. PMID: 18058900.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. 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. Zaidi FN, Krimm RF, Whitehead MC. PMID: 18077699.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    8. Discrete innervation of murine taste buds by peripheral taste neurons. J Neurosci. 2006 Aug 09; 26(32):8243-53. Zaidi FN, Whitehead MC. PMID: 16899719.
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    9. 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. Ganchrow D, Ganchrow JR, Verdin-Alcazar M, Whitehead MC. PMID: 12454993.
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    10. 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. Ganchrow D, Ganchrow JR, Verdin-Alcazar M, Whitehead MC. PMID: 12454994.
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    11. Forebrain projections to the rostral nucleus of the solitary tract in the hamster. J Comp Neurol. 2000 Jul 03; 422(3):429-47. Whitehead MC, Bergula A, Holliday K. PMID: 10861518.
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    12. 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. Whitehead MC, Ganchrow JR, Ganchrow D, Yao B. PMID: 10473258.
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    13. Scanning electron microscopy of denervated taste buds in hamster: morphology of fungiform taste pores. Anat Rec. 1998 06; 251(2):230-9. Parks JD, Whitehead MC. PMID: 9624454.
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    14. Neural cell adhesion molecule, neuron-specific enolase and calcitonin gene-related peptide immunoreactivity in hamster taste buds after chorda tympani/lingual nerve denervation. Neuroscience. 1998 Apr; 83(3):843-56. Whitehead MC, Ganchrow JR, Ganchrow D, Yao B. PMID: 9483568.
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    15. Transganglionic degeneration in the gustatory system consequent to chorda tympani damage. Exp Neurol. 1995 Apr; 132(2):239-50. Whitehead MC, McGlathery ST, Manion BG. PMID: 7789462.
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    16. Development of fungiform papillae, taste buds, and their innervation in the hamster. J Comp Neurol. 1994 Feb 22; 340(4):515-30. Whitehead MC, Kachele DL. PMID: 8006215.
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    17. Morphological types of neurons located at taste-responsive sites in the solitary nucleus of the hamster. Microsc Res Tech. 1993 Oct 15; 26(3):245-59. Whitehead MC, McPheeters M, Savoy LD, Frank ME. PMID: 8241562.
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    18. Distribution of synapses on identified cell types in a gustatory subdivision of the nucleus of the solitary tract. J Comp Neurol. 1993 Jun 15; 332(3):326-40. Whitehead MC. PMID: 8331219.
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