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Pletnikov, Mikhail V., M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Mikhail Pletnikov

Associate Professor
Director, Behavioral Neurobiology and Neuroimmunology Lab

Main Office Address

CMSC 8-117
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 North Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287-5371

Phone: 410-502-3760
Fax: 410-614-0013

Administrative Assistant

Lee Rorke
Phone: 410-614-0010

E-mail: mpletnik@jhmi.edu

Education

1986

M.D.

I.M.Sechenov Moscow Medical Institute

1990

Ph.D.

P.K.Anokhin Institute of Normal Physiology

1996-1999

Postdoctoral Fellow

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professional Interests

Molecular, cellular and system mechanisms of abnormal brain development and gene-environment interactions relevant to major schizophrenia and autism

Selected Publications

Kannan G, Pletnikov MV. Toxoplasma Gondii and Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia: An Animal Model Perspective. Schizophr Bull. 2012 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Ma TM, Abazyan S, Abazyan B, Nomura J, Yang C, Seshadri S, Sawa A, Snyder SHPletnikov MV. Pathogenic disruption of DISC1-serine racemase binding elicits schizophrenia-like behavior via D-serine depletion. Mol Psychiatry. 2012 Jul 17. doi: 10.1038/mp.2012.97. [Epub ahead of print]

Abazyan B, Nomura J, Kannan G, Ishizuka K, Tamashiro KL, Nucifora F, Pogorelov , Ladenheim B, Yang C, Krasnova IN, Cadet JL, Pardo C, Mori S, Kamiya A, Vogel MW, Sawa A, Ross CA, Pletnikov MV. Prenatal interaction of mutant DISC1 and immune activation produces adult psychopathology. Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Dec 15;68(12):1172-81. Erratum in: Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Feb 15;69(4):390.

Ayhan Y, Abazyan B, Nomura J, Kim R, Ladenheim B, Krasnova IN, Sawa A, Margolis RL, Cadet JL, Mori S, Vogel MW, Ross CA, Pletnikov MV. Differential effects of prenatal and postnatal expressions of mutant human DISC1 on neurobehavioral phenotypes in transgenic mice: evidence for neurodevelopmental origin of major psychiatric disorders. Mol Psychiatry. 2011 Mar;16(3):293-306.

Ayhan Y, Sawa A, Ross CA, Pletnikov MV. Animal models of gene-environment interactions in schizophrenia. Behav Brain Res. 2009 Dec 7;204(2):274-81.

 
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