Lab Publications:

Marcott PF, Gong S, Donthamsetti P, Grinnell S, Nelson M, Newman AH, Birnbaumer L, Martemyanov KA, Javitch JA, Ford CP (2018). Regional heterogeneity of D2-receptor signaling in the dorsal striatum and nucleus accumbens. Neuron. 98:575-587

Gantz S, Ford CP, Morikawa H, Williams JT (2018). The evolving understanding of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra and ventral tegmental area.  Annual Review of Physiology. 80: 219-241

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



Mulvey B, Bhatti DL, Gyawali S, Kriauciois S, Ford CP, Bruchas MR, Heintz N, Doughert JD (2018).  Molecular and functional sex differences of noradrenergic neurons in the mouse locus coeruleus.  Cell Reports. 23(8) 2225-2235.

Gulati S, Jin H, Orban T, Masuho I, Cai Y, Pardon E, Martemyanov KA, Kiser PD, Stewart PL, Ford CP, Steyaert J, Palczewski K (2018). Targeting G protein-coupled receptor signaling at the G protein level with a selective nanobody inhibitor. Nature Communications. 9(1) 1996 - 2006.

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