Amelia J. Eisch, PhD Amelia J. Eisch, PhD, is a Scientist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training FellowshipPostdoctoral Fellowship - Department of Psychiatry, Yale University Medical School, New Haven, CT Undergraduate DegreeBA in Psychology - Yale University, New Haven, CT Graduate DegreePhD in Biological Sciences - University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA Titles and Academic Titles ScientistVisiting Scientist, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Publications Papers2016 Yun S, Donovan MH, Noonan MA, Richardson DR, Reister R, Farnbauch LF, Fisher SJ, Riethmacher D, Gershenfeld HK, Lagace DC^, Eisch AJ^. Stress-Induced Anxiety- and Depressive-Like Phenotype Associated with Transient Reduction in Neurogenesis in Adult Nestin-CreERT2/Diphtheria Toxin Fragment A Transgenic Mice. Accepted, PLoS One. PLoS One. 2016; 11(1): e0147256. Published online 2016 Jan 21. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147256. PMCID 4721672. ^co-corresponding authors 2015 Petrik D, Latchney SE*, Masiulis I*, Yun S*, Zhang Z*, Wu JI^, Eisch AJ^. Chromatin remodeling factor Brg1 supports the early maintenance and late responsiveness of nestin-lineage adult neural stem and progenitor cells. Stem Cells. 2015 Sep 29. doi: 10.1002/stem.2215. 11pp. PMID 26418130, PMC 4713255. *equal contribution, listed alphabetically, ^co-corresponding authors Latchney SE*, Jiang Y*, Petrik D, Eisch AJ^, Hsieh J^. Inducible knockout of Mef2A/C/D from nestinexpressing stem/progentior cells and their progeny unexpectedly uncouples neurogenesis and dendritogenesis in vivo. The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (The FASEB Journal). 2015 Aug 18. pii: fj.15-275651 13pp. PMID 26286136, PMC 4653059. *equal contribution, ^co-corresponding authors Cho K-O, Ito N*, Lybrand Z*, Brulet R, Zhang L, Good L, Ure K, Nave K-A, Kernie SG, Birnbaum SG, Scharfman HE, Eisch AJ, Hsieh J. Aberrant hippocampal neurogenesis drives epilepsy and associated cognitive decline. Nature Communications. 6:1-13 (2015). PMID 25808087, PMC 4375780. *equal contribution Latchney SE, Jaramillo TC, Rivera PD, Espinosa-Bacerra F, Eisch AJ^, Powell CM^. Chronic P7C3 treatment restores hippocampal neurogenesis in the Ts65Dn mouse model of Down syndrome. Neuroscience Letters. 591:86-92 (2015). PMID 25668489, PMC 4363293. ^co-corresponding authors BooksChapters 2016 Kuhn HG, Eisch AJ, Spalding K, Peterson DA. Detection and Phenotypic Characterization of Adult Neurogenesis. In Adult Neurogenesis, 2nd Edition. Editors: Gage FH, Kempermann G, Song HJ. Cold Spring Harbor Press. Mar 1;8(3):a025981. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a025981 (2016). 2013 Bulin SE, Masiulis I, Rivera PD, Eisch AJ. Addiction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis, and Neuroplasticity in the Adult Brain. In Biological Research on Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. Editor PG Miller. Elsevier Inc., San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 291-303 (2013). 2011 Bulin SE, Sankararaman A, Eisch AJ. Psychostimulants, opiates, and adult hippocampal neurogenesis. In Drug Addiction and Adult Neurogenesis. MF Olive (Ed.), Research Signpost/Transworld Research Network Publishers, Karala, India (2011). 2005 Eisch AJ. The involvement of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in memory and depression. McGraw-Hill Education Yearbook of Science and Technology. McGraw-Hill Press, New York. (2005). Eisch AJ and Mandyam CD. Adult neurogenesis and CNS cell cycle analysis: Novel tools for exploration of the neural causes and correlates of psychiatric disorders. In Cell Cycle in the Central Nervous System. D Janigro (Ed.), Humana Press, New York. (2005). Posters and PresentationsLectures by Invitation 2017 Eisch AJ. Invited speaker. University of Richmond, Department of Psychology; 2017 Mar; Richmond, VA. Eisch AJ. Invited speaker. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center; 2017 Feb; Philadelphia, PA. Eisch AJ. Chair of session on CNS effects. NASA Human Research Program/Investigators Workshop Meeting; 2017 Jan; Galveston, TX. 2016 Eisch AJ. Invited speaker. 3rd European Conference on Adult Neurogenesis; 2016 Jul; Bordeaux, France. Eisch AJ. Speaker for Symposium. Resilience Redux: Better Living Through Neurobiology Research. International Behavioral Neuroscience Meeting (IBNS); 2016 Jun; Budapest, Hungary. Eisch AJ. UT Southwestern Medical Center, Radiation Oncology Retreat; 2016 Mar; Dallas, TX. 2015 Eisch AJ. Invited speaker. International meeting Neurogenesis: Implications for Lifelong Development and Disease; 2015 Mar; Cancun, Mexico. Eisch AJ. Graduate Student-Nominated 2015 Seminar Speaker. Department of Biology, Drexel University; 2015 Nov; Philadelphia, PA. Eisch AJ. Keynote Speaker. Annual retreat, NIDA-sponsored PharmacoNeuroImmunology Training Program (T32 DA007097) at University of Minnesota; 2015 Oct; St. Paul, MN. Eisch AJ. Department of Neuroscience, University of Connecticut Health Center; 2015 Jul; Farmington, CT. Eisch AJ. Symposium Co-organizer and speaker. A Disrupted Gliogenic/Neurogenic Equilibrium Is Essential for the Injury Response of Adult Neural Stem Cells. XII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease (Euroglia); 2015 Jul; Bilbao, Spain. Eisch AJ. Symposium speaker. Adult neurogenesis: from circuit to function. 9th IBRO World Congress; 2015 Jul; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1aEzEAzwNM) Eisch AJ. UT Southwestern Medical Center, Seminar speaker for Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program; 2015 Jun; Dallas, TX. Eisch AJ. University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care; 2015 Apr; Philadelphia, PA. Eisch AJ. University of Valencia, Invited speaker for First Joint Meeting University of Valencia and UT Eisch AJ. Southwestern Medical Center; 2015 Mar; Valencia, Spain. Eisch AJ. Cajal Institute, CSIC; 2015 Mar; Madrid, Spain. Eisch AJ. Department seminar speaker, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Department of Neurobiology; 2015 Jan; Birmingham, AL. Eisch AJ. Speaker, Session on: Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis: Behavioral Functions at the Intersection of Cognition and Emotion. Thirty-Ninth Annual Winter Conference on The Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, 2015 Jan; Park City, UT. Awards and Honors 2015, Graduate Student-Nominated 2015 Seminar Speaker, Department of Biology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 2013, Second place nomination, 2013 Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Professorship, UT Southwestern Medical Center 2012, Finalist, 2012 Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring, UT Southwestern Medical Center 2011, Nominated by UTSW to apply for ELAM program (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) 2011, Selected as inaugural Seymour Benzer Lecturer, National Academy of Sciences 2010, Selected as inaugural Seymour Benzer Lecturer, National Academy of Sciences, Kavli Frontiers of Science/National Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Irvine, CA 2010, Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, USA 2009, Nominated for The University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education 2008, Chapter Program Award for UT Southwestern Chapter of Sigma Xi (AJ Eisch, President) 2006, Educator of Distinction, Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, Atlanta, GA 2005, 2007, Nominated as Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center 2004-2006, Young Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression 2004, Co-Chair of inaugural minisymposium at annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience 2004, Travel Fellowship for Society for Neuroscience Meeting, National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health 2003, Featured Young Investigator, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression 2002-2004, Young Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression 1997-1999, National Research Service Award, Institutional Postdoctoral Fellowship 1996, Travel Fellowship for Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence 1995-1997, National Research Service Award, Individual Predoctoral Fellowship NIH/NIDA F31 DA005647 1993-1995, National Research Service Award, Institutional Predoctoral Fellowship 1993, California Reagents Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, CA 1991, Steinhaus Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of California, Irvine, CA 1990-1991, California Reagents Tuition Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, CA 1990, Summer Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation 1990, Honors Conferred for undergraduate research thesis, Yale University, New Haven, CT 1990, Graduate cum laude, Yale University, New Haven, CT Editorial and Academic Positions Editorial Positions Co-Editor (with HG Kuhn), Neural Stem Cells in Development, Adulthood, and Disease. Volume in the Series: Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. Series editor: Kursad Turksen. Springer Scientific, New York: Humana Press (2015). Guest Editor, Behavioural Brain Research special issue “Adult neurogenesis and behavior”, 227: 2 (2012). 2015-2021, Editorial Board, THREE (The Health Risks of Extraterrestrial Environments) 2013-present, Editorial Board, Brain Plasticity 2011-present, European Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases Ad-hoc Reviewer, 60+ journals 2009-present, Associate Editor, Neuroscience Letters Leadership and Memberships 2015-present, International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) 2013-present, Member, Radiation Research Society 2012-present, International Society of Neurochemistry 1991-present, Member, Society for Neuroscience Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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