Winzer-Serhan, Ursula individual record
Associate Professor
overview

I am interested in studying how gene environmental interactions shape the brain during development. In particular, I am interested in how early life exposure to psychoactive drugs, like nicotine and alcohol, permanently shape the brain which could result in long-term cognitive impairments, anxiety, and anti-social behavior. My lab is currently focused on the effects of nicotine. Nicotine interacts with nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) which are ligand-gated, pentameric cation channels.

selected publications
Academic Articles40
  • Rees, K. A., Halawa, A. A., Consuegra-Garcia, D., Golub, V. M., Clossen, B. L., Tan, A. M., ... Winzer-Serhan, U. H (2020). Molecular, physiological and behavioral characterization of the heterozygous Df[h15q13]/+ mouse model associated with the human 15q13.3 microdeletion syndrome.. Brain Res. 1746, 147024-147024.
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  • Halawa, A. A., Damborsky, J. C., Slaton, G. S., & Winzer-Serhan, U. H (2018). Activation of immediate early genes by nicotine after chronic neonatal nicotine exposure in brain areas involved in stress and anxiety responses.. Brain Res. 1687, 32-40.
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  • Damborsky, J. C., Slaton, G. S., & Winzer-Serhan, U. H (2015). Expression of Npas4 mRNA in Telencephalic Areas of Adult and Postnatal Mouse Brain.. Front Neuroanat. 9(November), 145-10.
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  • Damborsky, J. C., Griffith, W. H., & Winzer-Serhan, U. H (2015). Neonatal nicotine exposure increases excitatory synaptic transmission and attenuates nicotine-stimulated GABA release in the adult rat hippocampus.. Neuropharmacology. 88, 187-198.
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  • Mendez, I. A., Damborsky, J. C., Winzer-Serhan, U. H., Bizon, J. L., & Setlow, B. (2013). 42 and 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor binding predicts choice preference in two cost benefit decision-making tasks.. Neuroscience.
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Chapters2
  • Son, J., & Winzer-Serhan, U. H. (2015). Combined Radioactive and Nonradioactive Double In Situ Hybridization (DISH). Neuromethods. In Situ Hybridization Methods. 109-126. Springer New York.
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  • Winzer-Serhan, U. H., & Leslie, F. M (2000). Quantitative light microscopic autoradiography of alpha 2-adrenergic radioligand binding sites.. Methods Mol Biol. Adrenergic Receptor Protocols. 507-517. Humana Press.
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Conference Papers3
  • Balaraman, S., Tsai, P., Pappalardo, D., Winzer-Serhan, U., & Miranda, R. C (2012). ETHANOL-RESPONSIVE FETAL NEURAL STEM CELL MIRNAS ARE COMMON TARGETS FOR FETAL TERATOGENS. ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH. 36, 333A-333A.
  • DuBois, D. W., Fincher, A. S., Winzer-Serhan, U. H., & Frye, G. D (2012). VARENICLINE ENHANCES GABAERGIC SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION AND AMELIORATES ETHANOL-INDUCED DEFICITS IN GABAERGIC SIGNALING IN BASAL FOREBRAIN NEURONS. ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH. 36, 393A-393A.
  • DuBois, D. W., Fincher, A. S., Winzer-Serhan, U. H., & Frye, G. D (2012). VARENICLINE MODULATES GABAERGIC SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION AND MITIGATES ETHANOL-INDUCED DEFICITS IN GABAERGIC SIGNALING IN BASAL FOREBRAIN NEURONS. ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH. 36, 38A-38A.
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Email
winzer-serhan@tamu.edu
First Name
Ursula
Last Name
Winzer-Serhan
mailing address
Texas A&M Health Science Center; Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics; 1359 TAMUS
Bryan, TX 77807-3260
USA