Lab Publications:

Mamaligas AA and Ford CP (2017) Revealing a role for NMDA receptors in regulating STN inputs following the loss of dopamine.  Neuron. 95(6): 1227-1229

Mamaligas AA and Ford CP (2016) Spontaneous synaptic activation of muscarinic receptors by striatal cholinergic neuron firing. Neuron. 91(3): 574-586

Mamaligas AA, Cai Y, and Ford CP (2016) Nicotinic and opioid receptor regulation of striatal dopamine D2-receptor mediated transmission. Scientific Reports. 6: 37834-37843

Courtney NA and Ford CP (2016) Mechanisms of 5HT1A receptor-mediated transmission in dorsal raphe serotonin neurons. Journal of Physiology. 594(4): 953-965

Marcott PF, Mamaligas AA, and Ford CP (2014).  Phasic dopamine release drives rapid activation of striatal D2-receptors. Neuron. 84(1): 164-176

Courtney NA and Ford CP (2014).  The timing of dopamine- and noradrenaline-mediated transmission reflects underlying differences in the extent of spillover and pooling. Journal of Neuroscience. 34(22): 7645-7656

Ford CP (2014) The role of D2-autoreceptors in regulating dopamine neuron activity and transmission. Neuroscience.  282: 13-22

Courtney NA, Mamaligas AA, and Ford CP (2012) Species differences in somatodendritic dopamine transmission determine D2-autoreceptor mediated inhibition of ventral tegmental area neuron firing. Journal of Neuroscience. 32(39): 13520-13528



McCall JG, Al-Hasani R, Siuda ER, Hong DY, Ford CP, Bruchas MR (2015) CRH engagement of the locus coeruleus noradrenergic system mediates stress-induced anxiety. Neuron. 87(3): 605-620.

Piccart E, Coutney NA, Branch SY, Ford CP, Beckstead MJ (2015) Neurotensin induces presynaptic depression of D2 dopamine autoreceptor-mediated neurotransmission in midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Journal of Neuroscience. 35(31): 11144-11152.

Neve KA, Ford CP, Buck DC, Grandy DK, Neve RL, Phillips TJ (2013).  Normalizing dopamine D2 receptor mediated responses in D2 null mutant mice by virus mediated receptor restoration: comparing D2L and D2S. Neuroscience. 248C: 479-487


Past Research:

Gantz SC, Ford CP, Neve KA, Williams JT (2011).  Loss of Mecp2 in substantia nigra dopamine neurons compromises the nigrostriatal pathway.  Journal of Neuroscience. 31 (35), 12629-12637

Bender KJ, Ford CP, Trussell LO (2010). Dopaminergic modulation of axon initial segment calcium channels regulates action potential initiation.  Neuron. 68 (3), 500-511

Ford CP, Phillips PE, Williams JT.  The time course of dopamine transmission in the ventral tegmental area (2009).  Journal of Neuroscience.  29 (42): 13344-1335

Beckstead MJ, Gantz S, Ford CP, Stenzel-Poore MP, Phillips PE, Mark, GP, Williams JT (2009).  CRF enhancement of GIRK channel-mediated transmission in dopamine neurons. Neuropsychopharmacology.  34 (8): 1926-1935

Ford CP & Williams JT (2008).  Mesoprefrontal dopamine neurons distinguish themselves. Neuron.  57 (5): 631-632

Ford CP, Wong KV, Posse De Chaves E, Smith PA (2008).  Differential neurotrophic regulation of sodium and calcium channels in an adult sympathetic neuron.  Journal of Neurophysiology.  99 (3): 1319-1332

Beckstead MJ, Ford CP, Phillips PE, Williams JT (2007).  Presynaptic regulation of dendrodendritic dopamine transmission.  European Journal of Neuroscience. 26 (6): 1479-1488

Ford CP, Beckstead MJ, Williams JT (2007).   Kappa opioid inhibition of somatodendritic dopamine inhibitory post synaptic currents.  Journal of Neurophysiology. 97 (1): 883-891

Ford CP, Mark GP, Williams JT (2006).  Properties and opioid inhibition of mesolimbic dopamine neurons vary according to target location.  Journal of Neuroscience.  26 (10): 2788-2797

Ford CP, Stemkowski PL, Smith PA (2004)  Possible role of phosphatidylinositol 4,5 bisphosphate in luteinizing hormone releasing hormone-mediated M-current inhibition in bullfrog sympathetic neurons.  European Journal of Neuroscience.  20 (11):2990-2998

Ford CP, Stemkowski PL, Light PE, Smith PA (2003).  Experiments to Test the Role of Phosphatidylinositol-4,5,-Bisphosphate in Neurotransmitter-Induced M-channel Closure in Bullfrog Sympathetic Neurons.  Journal of Neuroscience. 23 (12): 4931-4941

Ford CP, Dryden WF, Smith PA (2003).  Neurotrophic Regulation of Calcium Channels by the Peptide Neurotransmitter Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone.  Journal of Neuroscience. (23) 18: 7169—7175

Stemkowski PL, Tse FW, Peuckmann V, Ford CP, Colmers WF, Smith PA (2002).  ATP-inhibition of M current in frog sympathetic neurons involves phospholipase C but not Ins P(3), Ca(2+), PKC, or Ras.  Journal of Neurophysiology. 88(1):277-288