Michael S. Fanselow is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at U.C.L.A. and has held academic appointments at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute and Dartmouth College before coming to UCLA in 1987. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and received the Edwin B Newman Award for Excellence in Research for his dissertation work there. He has also received the Early Career Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award and the D. O. Hebb Award from the American Psychological Association and the Troland Award from the National Academy of Science. He was elected President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology and President of the Pavlovian Society. He currently holds positions as the Staglin Family Chair and the Director of the Staglin Music Festival Center for Brain & Behavioral Health.
A selected list of publications:
Nakashiba Toshiaki, Cushman Jesse D, Pelkey Kenneth A, Renaudineau Sophie, Buhl Derek L, McHugh Thomas J, Rodriguez Barrera Vanessa, Chittajallu Ramesh, Iwamoto Keisuke S, McBain Chris J, Fanselow Michael S, Tonegawa Susumu Young dentate granule cells mediate pattern separation, whereas old granule cells facilitate pattern completion
Cell, 2012; 149(1): 188-201.
Wiltgen Brian J, Royle Gordon A, Gray Erin E, Abdipranoto Andrea, Thangthaeng Nopporn, Jacobs Nate, Saab Faysal, Tonegawa Susumu, Heinemann Stephen F, O’Dell Thomas J, Fanselow Michael S, Vissel Bryce A role for calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in synaptic plasticity and learning
PloS one, 2010; 5(9): .
Haubensak Wulf, Kunwar Prabhat S, Cai Haijiang, Ciocchi Stephane, Wall Nicholas R, Ponnusamy Ravikumar, Biag Jonathan, Dong Hong-Wei, Deisseroth Karl, Callaway Edward M, Fanselow Michael S, LÃ¼thi Andreas, Anderson David J Genetic dissection of an amygdala microcircuit that gates conditioned fear
Nature, 2010; 468(7321): 270-6.
Cibelli Mario, Fidalgo Antonio Rei, Terrando NiccolÃ², Ma Daqing, Monaco Claudia, Feldmann Marc, Takata Masao, Lever Isobel J, Nanchahal Jagdeep, Fanselow Michael S, Maze Mervyn Role of interleukin-1beta in postoperative cognitive dysfunction
Annals of neurology, 2010; 68(3): 360-8.
Wiltgen Brian J, Godsil Bill P, Peng Zechun, Saab Faysal, June Harry L, Linn Michael L Van, Cook James M, Houser Carolyn R, O’Dell Tom J, Homanics Gregg E, Fanselow Michael S The alpha1 subunit of the GABA(A) receptor modulates fear learning and plasticity in the lateral amygdala
Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 2009; 3(2): 37.
McHugh Thomas J, Jones Matthew W, Quinn Jennifer J, Balthasar Nina, Coppari Roberto, Elmquist Joel K, Lowell Bradford B, Fanselow Michael S, Wilson Matthew A, Tonegawa Susumu Dentate gyrus NMDA receptors mediate rapid pattern separation in the hippocampal network
Science (New York, N.Y.), 2007; 317(5834): 94-9.
Sonner James M, Werner David F, Elsen Frank P, Xing Yilei, Liao Mark, Harris R Adron, Harrison Neil L, Fanselow Michael S, Eger Edmond I, Homanics Gregg E Effect of isoflurane and other potent inhaled anesthetics on minimum alveolar concentration, learning, and the righting reflex in mice engineered to express alpha1 gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptors unresponsive to isoflurane
Anesthesiology, 2007; 106(1): 107-13.
Schwetz Ines, McRoberts James A, Coutinho Santosh V, Bradesi Sylvie, Gale Greg, Fanselow Michael, Million Mulugeta, Ohning Gordon, Taché Yvette, Plotsky Paul M, Mayer Emeran A Corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 1 mediates acute and delayed stress-induced visceral hyperalgesia in maternally separated Long-Evans rats
American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 2005; 289(4): G704-12.
Sonner James M, Cascio Mike, Xing Yilei, Fanselow Michael S, Kralic Jason E, Morrow A Leslie, Korpi Esa R, Hardy Steven, Sloat Brian, Eger Edmond I, Homanics Gregg E Alpha 1 subunit-containing GABA type A receptors in forebrain contribute to the effect of inhaled anesthetics on conditioned fear
Molecular pharmacology, 2005; 68(1): 61-8.
Sonner James M, Vissel Bryce, Royle Gordon, Maurer Anya, Gong Diane, Baron Nicole V, Harrison Neil, Fanselow Michael, Eger Edmond I The effect of three inhaled anesthetics in mice harboring mutations in the GluR6 (kainate) receptor gene
Anesthesia and analgesia, 2005; 101(1): 143-8, table of contents.
Eger Edmond I, Xing Yilei, Pearce Robert, Shafer Steven, Laster Michael J, Zhang Yi, Fanselow Michael S, Sonner James M Isoflurane antagonizes the capacity of flurothyl or 1,2-dichlorohexafluorocyclobutane to impair fear conditioning to context and tone
Anesthesia and analgesia, 2003; 96(4): 1010-8, table of contents.