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Hunt, Robert Francis

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California, Irvine
DepartmentAnatomy and Neurobiology
Address1001 Health Sciences Road
CA 92697-3950
Phone(949) 824-7079
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    Rewiring the injured brain with GABA progenitors.
    NIH/NINDS R01NS096012Feb 15, 2016 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Functional engraftment of stem cell-derived cortical interneurons
    NIH/NINDS R00NS085046May 1, 2015 - Apr 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Functional engraftment of stem cell-derived cortical interneurons
    NIH/NINDS K99NS085046Sep 20, 2013 - Aug 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Functional integration of inhibitory interneuron progenitors in the adult brain
    NIH/NINDS F32NS077747Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Dinday MT, Girskis KM, Lee S, Baraban SC, Hunt R. Publisher Correction: PAFAH1B1 haploinsufficiency disrupts GABA neurons and synaptic E/I balance in the dentate gyrus. Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 25; 8(1):6781. PMID: 29692423.
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    2. Dinday MT, Girskis KM, Lee S, Baraban SC, Hunt R. PAFAH1B1 haploinsufficiency disrupts GABA neurons and synaptic E/I balance in the dentate gyrus. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 15; 7(1):8269. PMID: 28811646.
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    3. Hunt R, Baraban SC. Interneuron Transplantation as a Treatment for Epilepsy. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2015 Dec 01; 5(12). PMID: 26627452.
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    4. Stanco A, Pla R, Vogt D, Chen Y, Mandal S, Walker J, Hunt R, Lindtner S, Erdman CA, Pieper AA, Hamilton SP, Xu D, Baraban SC, Rubenstein JL. NPAS1 represses the generation of specific subtypes of cortical interneurons. Neuron. 2014 Dec 03; 84(5):940-53. PMID: 25467980; PMCID: PMC4258152.
    5. Toyo-oka K, Wachi T, Hunt R, Baraban SC, Taya S, Ramshaw H, Kaibuchi K, Schwarz QP, Lopez AF, Wynshaw-Boris A. 14-3-3e and ? regulate neurogenesis and differentiation of neuronal progenitor cells in the developing brain. J Neurosci. 2014 Sep 03; 34(36):12168-81. PMID: 25186760; PMCID: PMC4152612.
    6. Vogt D, Hunt R, Mandal S, Sandberg M, Silberberg SN, Nagasawa T, Yang Z, Baraban SC, Rubenstein JL. Lhx6 directly regulates Arx and CXCR7 to determine cortical interneuron fate and laminar position. Neuron. 2014 Apr 16; 82(2):350-64. PMID: 24742460; PMCID: PMC4261952.
    7. Hunt R, Girskis KM, Rubenstein JL, Alvarez-Buylla A, Baraban SC. GABA progenitors grafted into the adult epileptic brain control seizures and abnormal behavior. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Jun; 16(6):692-7. PMID: 23644485; PMCID: PMC3665733.
    8. Hunt R, Baraban SC. The devil is in the details: stem cells for the treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy Curr. 2012 Nov; 12(6):213-5. PMID: 23447713; PMCID: PMC3577122.
    9. Hunt R, Dinday MT, Hindle-Katel W, Baraban SC. LIS1 deficiency promotes dysfunctional synaptic integration of granule cells generated in the developing and adult dentate gyrus. J Neurosci. 2012 Sep 12; 32(37):12862-75. PMID: 22973010; PMCID: PMC3752080.
    10. Hunt R, Hortopan GA, Gillespie A, Baraban SC. A novel zebrafish model of hyperthermia-induced seizures reveals a role for TRPV4 channels and NMDA-type glutamate receptors. Exp Neurol. 2012 Sep; 237(1):199-206. PMID: 22735490; PMCID: PMC3418450.
    11. Hunt R, Scheff SW, Smith BN. Synaptic reorganization of inhibitory hilar interneuron circuitry after traumatic brain injury in mice. J Neurosci. 2011 May 04; 31(18):6880-90. PMID: 21543618; PMCID: PMC3102318.