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Fall 2012 Yes
Dr. Smith is available as a mentor for 2012-2013.
Dr. Smith is available as a mentor for 2013-2014.
Stephen Smith completed his graduate studies and medical degree at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research, London and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. He completed postgraduate medical training in London and Sydney. Dr Smith's research focus is the study of synaptic function. He is particularly interested in regulation of synaptic efficacy and how this is modulated in disease states. He continues this work in his laboratory in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine.
Williams, C., Chen, W., Lee, C.H., Yaeger, D., Vyleta, N., Smith, S.M.(2012) Coactivation of multiple tightly coupled calcium channels triggers spontaneous release of GABA. Nature Neuroscience, 15, 1195-1197.
Vyleta, N., Smith, S.M. (2011) Spontaneous glutamate release is independent of calcium influx and tonically activated by the calcium-sensing receptor. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 4593-4606.
Chen, W., Bergsman, J.B., Wang, X., Gilkey, G.M., Pierpoint, C.R., Daniel, E.A., Awumey, E.M., Dauban, P., Dodd, R.H., Ruat, M., Smith, S.M. (2010) Presynaptic external calcium signaling involves the calcium-sensing receptor in neocortical nerve terminals. PLoS ONE, 5(1), e8563.
Peters, J.H., McDougall, S.J., Fawley, J.A., Smith, S.M., Andresen, M.C. (2010) Primary afferent activation of thermosensitive TRPV1 triggers asynchronous glutamate release at brainstem neurons. Neuron, 65, 657-669.
Smith, S.M., Renden, R., von Gersdorff, H. (2008) Synaptic vesicle endocytosis: fast and slow modes of membrane retrieval. Trends in Neurosciences, 31(11): 559-68.
Phillips, C.G, Harnett, M.T., Chen, W., Smith, S.M. (2008) Extracellular Calcium-sensing receptor modulates excitatory synaptic transmission. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(46): 12062-12070.