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Kamal Deep Sharma, M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests: Synaptic Models for Neurodevelopmental and Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Schizophrenia; Autism Spectrum Disorder



  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departments / Divisions



  • B.Sc., Garhwal University (India) (1994)
  • M.Sc., M.S. University - Baroda (India) (1997)
  • Ph.D., Free University of Berlin (Germany) (2003)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Glutamate synapses in cognitive disorders Volk L, Chiu SL, Sharma K. and Huganir R. (Annual Review of Neuroscience 2015).

Loss of delta catenin function in severe autism. Turner T., Sharma K., Oh E., Liu YP, Sosa MX, Sanders S., Morena-De-Luca D., Pihur V., Plona T., Pike K., Soppet D., Smith MW, Cheung SW, Martin CL, Cook E, Huganir R., Katsanis N., Chakravarti A. (Nature 2015).

High-throughput approach to discover synaptogenic factors: A pilot screen discovers synaptogenic role for WNT co receptor, LRP6. Sharma K., Choi S-Y, Zhang Y, Long S, Nieland T., Li M., Huganir RL. (Cell Reports 2013).

Regulation of AMPA receptor extrasynaptic insertion by 4.1N, phosphorylation and palmitoylation. Lin DT, Makino Y, Sharma K, Hayashi T, Neve R, Takamiya K, Huganir RL. (Nature Neuroscience 2009).

Postsynaptic protein mobility in dendritic spines: long-term regulation by synaptic NMDA receptor activation. Sharma K, Fong DK, Craig AM. (Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 2006).

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