Michael B. Robinson, PhD Michael B. Robinson, PhD, is a researcher in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Graduate DegreePhD in Biochemistry - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Titles and Academic Titles PhD ResearcherProfessor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Publications Papers2014 Jager J., O’Brien W.T., Krizman E.N., Fang B., Gerhart-Hines Z., Robinson M.B., Klein P.S., and Lazar M.A. Behavioral changes and dopaminergic dysregulation in mice lacking the nuclear receptor Rev-erb. Molec. Endocrinol., 28 (2014) 490-498. Jackson J.G., O’Donnell J.C., Takano H., Coulter D.A., and Robinson M.B. Neuronal activity and glutamate uptake decrease mitochondrial mobility and position mitochondria near glutamate transporters. J. Neurosci. 34 (2014) 1613-1624. Lane M.C., Jackson J.G., Krizman E.N., Rothstein J.D., Porter B.E., and Robinson M.B. Genetic deletion of the neuronal glutamate transporter, EAAC1, results in decreased neuronal death after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus. Neurochemistry Int. 73 (2014) 152-158. Whitelaw B.S. and Robinson M.B. Inhibitors of glutamate dehydrogenase block sodium-dependent glutamate uptake in rat brain membranes. Frontiers in Molecular Endocrinology. 4:123. doi:10.3389 2012 Bauer D.E., Jackson J.G., Genda E.N., Montoya M.M., Yudkoff M., and Robinson M.B. The glutamate transporter, GLAST, participates in a macromolecular complex that supports glutamate metabolism. Neurochemistry Int. 61 (2012) 566-574. BooksChapters 2012 Bauer D., and Robinson M.B. Glutamatergic Neurotransmission. In: Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System, (Eds. D. Roberston, I. Biaggioni, P.A. Low, and J.E.R. Paton), Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego, CA, (2012) pp. 103-107. 1993 Robinson M. B. Synaptic transmission: Amino acids. In Biological bases of brain function and disease (Eds. A. Frazer, P. B. Molinoff, and A. Winokur) Raven Press, N.Y. (1993) pp 106-125. 1989 Coyle J. T., Robinson M. B., Blakely R. D., and Forloni G. -L. The neurobiology of N-acetyl-aspartylglutamate. In: Allosteric Modulation of Amino Acid Receptors: Therapeutic Implication, (Ed. E.A. Barnard and E. Costa) Raven Press, N.Y. (1989) pp. 319-333. Posters and PresentationsLectures by Invitation 2014 Robinson MB. “Individual Development Plans for Post-Doctoral Fellows” invited speaker International Society for Computational Biology, Boston MA, July 2014. Robinson MB. “Glutamate transporters, astroglia, and mitochondria: Basic Biology and potential implications for neurodegenerative disease” Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Temple university, Philadelphia, PA, June 2014. Robinson MB. “Glutamate transporters and mitochondria” invited speaker, 11th International Conference on Brain Energy Metabolism, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2014. Robinson MB. “Glutamate transporters and mitochondria” symposium speaker, ASN, Long Beach, CA, March 2014. 2013 Robinson MB. “Glutamate transporters, mitochondria, and astrocytes: Biology reveals itself” invited speaker 6th SFB35 Symposium, Vienna, Austria, September 2013. Robinson MB. “Manuscript reviews and responding to reviews” invited speaker, Editor’s workshop, ISN Conference, Cancun Mexico, April 2013. Robinson MB. “Studies of transcriptional regulation of GLT-1/EAAT2 reveal subtypes of Astrocytes” Brain in Flux Satellite to ISN Conference, Cancun, Mexico, April 2013. Awards and Honors 2008, Faculty Mentor Award, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 1998-present, Stokes Investigator, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 1994, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Training 1994, Recipient of Travel Award to the International Meeting of the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders 1989, WCBR Young Investigator Fellowship Award 1989-91, Sloan Research Fellowship in Neuroscience 1987, Individual National Research Service Award from NIH, 1987-88 1986, Bacaner Basic Science Award for Achievement in Graduate Medical Research, Minnesota Medical Foundation 1985, Individual National Research Service Award from NIH, 1985-87 1985, Cyrus P. Barnum Jr. Memorial Teaching Fellowship, Minnesota Medical Foundation Editorial and Academic Positions Editorial Positions Editorial Boards Editor-in-Chief (2011-present) Neurochemistry International Editorial Board (2006-present) Molecular Pharmacology Editorial Board (2007-present) Neuropharmacology Reviewer Brain Research Developmental Brain Research European Journal of Neuroscience Glia Journal of Biological Chemistry Journal of Clinical Investigation Journal of Comparative Neurology Journal of Neurochemistry Journal of Neuroscience Journal of Neuroscience Research Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Molecular Pharmacology Neuroscience Letters Neurochemistry International Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Institutional Committees 2000-present, Member, Post-Doctoral Advisory Committee, University of Pennsylvania 1992-present, Member, Graduate Group of Institute of Neurological Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1991-present, Member, Executive Committee for the Graduate Group in Pharmacology 1988-present, Member, Executive Committee for the Graduate Group in Pharmacology 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 below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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