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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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John A. Dani, Ph.D.

John A. Dani

Department of Neuroscience

Phone: 713-798-3710
Fax: 713-798-3946


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Research Interests

  • Function of antidepressants
  • Rational drug design
  • Modeling

Selected Publications

  • Dani JA, Bertrand D. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and nicotinic cholinergic mechanisms of the central nervous system. Annual Reviews Pharmacology Toxicology. 2007. 47:699-729.
  • Dani JA, Montague PR. Disrupting addiction through the loss of drug-associated internal states. Nature Neuroscience. 2007. 10:403-4.
  • Pidoplichko VI, Dani JA. Acid-sensitive ionic channels in midbrain dopamine neurons are sensitive to ammonium, which may contribute to hyperammonemia damage. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006. 103:11376-80.
  • Dani JA, Harris RA. Nicotine addiction and comorbidity with alcohol abuse and mental illness. Nature Neuroscience. 2005. 8:1465-70.
  • Ge S, Dani JA. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors at glutamate synapses facilitate long-term depression or potentiation. J Neuroscience. 2005. 25:6084-91.
  • Zhou FM, Liang Y, Salas R, Zhang L, De Biasi M, Dani JA. Corelease of dopamine and serotonin from striatal dopamine terminals. Neuron. 2005. 46:65-74.
  • Zhou FM, Liang Y, Dani JA. Endogenous nicotinic cholinergic activity regulates dopamine release in the striatum. Nature Neuroscience. 2001. 4:1224-9.

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