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Baraban, Jay M., M.D., Ph.D.


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Wood Basic Sciences Building
Johns Hopkins University
725 N. Wolfe St., Rm. 908
Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone 410-955-2499
Fax 410-614-6249





Yale College



Yale Medical School



Yale Graduate School


Rotating Internship

St. Raphael's Hospital


Psychiatry Residency

Columbia P&S


Research Fellowship

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Professional Interests

Understanding key aspects of neuronal plasticity induced by environmental stimuli, including drugs, as they apply to neuropsychiatric disease, e.g. drug abuse, mental retardation, mechanism of action of psychotropic drugs  

Selected Publications

Baraban, J.M., Intraneuronal signaling pathways. In: Kaplan & SadockÆs Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, eighth edition, edited by B.J. Sadock and V.A. Sadock, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, in press.  Reti, IM, Baraban, JM. (2003)

Opiate withdrawal induces Narp in the extended  amygdala. Neuropsychopharmacology, in press.   Levkovitz, Y. and Baraban, J.M. (2002)

A dominant negative Egr inhibitor blocks NGF-induced neurite outgrowth by suppressing c-Jun activation: role of an Egr/c-Jun complex. J. Neurosci. 22:3845-3854.  Finkenstadt, P.M., Jeon, M. and Baraban, J.M. (2002)

Trax is a component of the Translin-containing RNA binding complex. J. Neurochem. 83:202-210.  Reti IM, Reddy R, Worley PF, Baraban JM (2002)

Selective expression of Narp, a secreted neuronal pentraxin, in orexin neurons. J. Neurochem. 82:1561-1565.   

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