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Erik M. Kolb

Ph.D. Candidate, Physiology


Dissertation Comittee:  Theodore Garland, Jr. (Chair), Wendy Saltzman, Mark Chappell

I am interested in animal physiology and neurobiology, and am presently finalizing my dissertaton proposal. I serve as a teaching assistant and as a graduate research assistant in the Garland lab.  My dissertation research plans include exploring the possibility that mice from Ted Garland's high-activity selected lines may exhibit differences in dopamine transporters and/or receptors. I also participate in other projects with the high-activity mouse lines, one of which has recently been accepted for publication:

Zhang, Y., T.-S. Lee, E. M. Kolb, K. Sun, X. Lu, F. M. Sladek, G. S. Kassab, T. Garland, Jr., and J. Y.-J. Shyy. 2006. AMP-activated protein kinase is involved in endothelial nitric-oxide synthase activation in response to shear stress. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology 26:1281-1287. [PDF file]   Faculty of 1000 Selection!