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Robin Fisher, Ph.D.

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Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Neurobiology
Professor in Residence, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Member, Neuroscience IDP


Neuroanatomy of synaptic transmission in mammalian forebrain Fisher’s current research focuses on the structure of synaptic terminals and vesicles in mature and developing mammalian forebrain. This work includes continued efforts to elucidate the arrangement of transmitter and receptor systems underlying synaptic neurotransmission and affiliated trophic effects and their dysfunctions. Fisher’s recent findings with (Howard and Campagnoni) dealt with the normal and drug-impacted developmental ex-pression of mRNA encoding the dopaminergic D2 receptors.


Cepeda Carlos, André Véronique M, Hauptman Jason S, Yamazaki Irene, Huynh My N, Chang Julia W, Chen Jane Y, Fisher Robin S, Vinters Harry V, Levine Michael S, Mathern Gary W Enhanced GABAergic network and receptor function in pediatric cortical dysplasia Type IIB compared with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Neurobiology of disease. 2012; 45(1): 310-21.
Fulton Daniel, Paez Pablo, Spreur Vilma, Handley Vance, Colwell Christopher S, Campagnoni Anthony, Fisher Robin Developmental activation of the proteolipid protein promoter transgene in neuronal and oligodendroglial cells of neostriatum in mice. Developmental neuroscience. 2011; 33(2): 170-84.
Fisher Robin D, Mbogoro Michael M, Snowden Michael E, Joseph Maxim B, Covington James A, Unwin Patrick R, Walton Richard I Dissolution kinetics of polycrystalline calcium sulfate-based materials: influence of chemical modification. ACS applied materials & interfaces. 2011; 3(9): 3528-37.
Fisher Robin, Boylan Marea Tachykinin-immunoreactive neurons in developing feline neostriatum: somatodendritic morphogenesis demonstrated by combined immunohistochemistry/Golgi impregnation-gold toning. Developmental neuroscience. 2011; 33(1): 75-84.
Ghiani Cristina A, Mattan Natalia S, Nobuta Hiroko, Malvar Jemily S, Boles Julie, Ross Michael G, Waschek James A, Carpenter Ellen M, Fisher Robin S, de Vellis Jean Early effects of lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation on foetal brain development in rat. ASN neuro. 2011; 3(4): .
Fisher Robin, Xie Yuan-Yun Growth defects in the dorsal pallium after genetically targeted ablation of principal preplate neurons and neuroblasts: a morphometric analysis. ASN neuro. 2010; 2(5): e00046.
Fulton Daniel, Paez Pablo M, Fisher Robin, Handley Vance, Colwell Christopher S, Campagnoni Anthony T Regulation of L-type Ca++ currents and process morphology in white matter oligodendrocyte precursor cells by golli-myelin proteins. Glia. 2010; 58(11): 1292-303.
Jacobs Erin C, Reyes Samuel D, Campagnoni Celia W, Irene Givogri M, Kampf Kathy, Handley Vance, Spreuer Vilma, Fisher Robin, Macklin Wendy, Campagnoni Anthony T Targeted overexpression of a golli-myelin basic protein isoform to oligodendrocytes results in aberrant oligodendrocyte maturation and myelination. ASN neuro. 2009; 1(4): .
Fisher Robin D, Walton Richard I Time and position resolved in situ X-ray diffraction study of the hydrothermal conversion of gypsum monoliths to hydroxyapatite. Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003). 2009; 1(38): 8079-86.
Xie Yuan-Yun, Jacobs Erin, Fisher Robin Targeted ablation and reorganization of the principal preplate neurons and their neuroblasts identified by golli promoter transgene expression in the neocortex of mice. ASN neuro. 2009; 1(4): .
André Véronique M, Wu Nanping, Yamazaki Irene, Nguyen Snow T, Fisher Robin S, Vinters Harry V, Mathern Gary W, Levine Michael S, Cepeda Carlos Cytomegalic interneurons: a new abnormal cell type in severe pediatric cortical dysplasia. Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology. 2007; 66(6): 491-504.
Fisher Robin Scott Co-localization of glutamic acid decarboxylase and phosphate-activated glutaminase in neurons of lateral reticular nucleus in feline thalamus. Neurochemical research. 2007; 32(2): 177-86.
Martin Melanie, Reyes Samuel D, Hiltner Timothy D, Givogri M Irene, Tyszka J Michael, Fisher Robin, Campagnoni Anthony T, Fraser Scott E, Jacobs Russell E, Readhead Carol T(2)-weighted microMRI and evoked potential of the visual system measurements during the development of hypomyelinated transgenic mice. Neurochemical research. 2007; 32(2): 159-65.
Jacobs Erin C, Campagnoni Celia, Kampf Kathy, Reyes Samuel D, Kalra Vikram, Handley Vance, Xie Yuan-Yun, Hong-Hu Yan, Spreur Vilma, Fisher Robin S, Campagnoni Anthony T Visualization of corticofugal projections during early cortical development in a tau-GFP-transgenic mouse. The European journal of neuroscience. 2007; 25(1): 17-30.
Ross Lisa, Boulmé Ronan, Fisher Robin, Hernandez Jaime, Florance Allison, Schmit Jean-Claude, Williams Vanessa A direct comparison of drug susceptibility to HIV type 1 from antiretroviral experienced subjects as assessed by the antivirogram and PhenoSense assays and by seven resistance algorithms. AIDS research and human retroviruses. 2005; 21(11): 933-9.
Jacobs Erin C, Pribyl Thomas M, Feng Ji-Ming, Kampf Kathy, Spreur Vilma, Campagnoni Celia, Colwell Christopher S, Reyes Samuel D, Martin Melanie, Handley Vance, Hiltner Timothy D, Readhead Carol, Jacobs Russell E, Messing Albee, Fisher Robin S, Campagnoni Anthony T Region-specific myelin pathology in mice lacking the golli products of the myelin basic protein gene. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2005; 25(30): 7004-13.
McComsey Grace A, Paulsen Denise M, Lonergan J Tyler, Hessenthaler Siegrid M, Hoppel Charles L, Williams Vanessa C, Fisher Robin L, Cherry Catherine L, White-Owen Cathy, Thompson Katherine A, Ross Steve T, Hernandez Jaime E, Ross Lisa L Improvements in lipoatrophy, mitochondrial DNA levels and fat apoptosis after replacing stavudine with abacavir or zidovudine. AIDS (London, England). 2005; 19(1): 15-23.
Lonergan J Tyler, McComsey Grace A, Fisher Robin L, Shalit Peter, File Thomas M, Ward Douglas J, Williams Vanessa C, Hessenthaler Siegrid M, Lindsey Laura, Hernandez Jaime E, Hernandez Jaime E Lack of recurrence of hyperlactatemia in HIV-infected patients switched from stavudine to abacavir or zidovudine. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2004; 36(4): 935-42.
Ross Lisa, Parkin Neil, Chappey Colombe, Fisher Robin, Clair Marty St, Bates Michael, Tisdale Margaret, Lanier Ernest Randall Phenotypic impact of HIV reverse transcriptase M184I/V mutations in combination with single thymidine analog mutations on nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor resistance. AIDS (London, England). 2004; 18(12): 1691-6.
McComsey Grace A, Ward Douglas J, Hessenthaler Siegrid M, Sension Michael G, Shalit Peter, Lonergan J Tyler, Fisher Robin L, Williams Vanessa C, Hernandez Jaime E, Hernandez Jaime E Improvement in lipoatrophy associated with highly active antiretroviral therapy in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients switched from stavudine to abacavir or zidovudine: the results of the TARHEEL study. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2004; 38(2): 263-70.
Scarsella Anthony, Coodley Gregg, Shalit Peter, Anderson Roger, Fisher Robin L, Liao Qiming, Ross Lisa L, Hernandez Jaime E Stavudine-associated peripheral neuropathy in zidovudine-naïve patients: effect of stavudine exposure and antiretroviral experience. Advances in therapy. 2004; 19(1): 1-8.