Anne Elizabeth West
Professor of Neurobiology
The long term goal of our laboratory is to understand at a cellular/molecular level how neuronal activity regulates the formation and maturation of synapses during brain development, and ultimately to use genetic model systems to understand how defects in this developmental process lead to cognitive dysfunction.
Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2021 to 2026
Pharmacological Sciences Training Grant awarded by National Institutes of Health (Preceptor). 2020 to 2025
Genetic and Genomics Training Grant awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2020 to 2025
Noncoding regulation of gene transcription in human neurons awarded by Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2021 to 2024
Neurobiology Training Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2019 to 2024
Functional and Mechanistic Dissection of GPCR Endosomal Signaling Dynamics awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2021 to 2024
Psychostimulant-Induced Plasticity of Nucleus Accumbens Interneurons awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2024
Modulation of the Perineuronal Net Protein Brevican in the Nucleus Accumbens, and its Impact on Addiction-like Behavior awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2023
Epitranscriptomic Regulation of Synaptic Responses to Drugs of Abuse awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborating Investigator). 2018 to 2023
The Role of the Lysine-Specific Histone Demethylase 6b, Kdm6b In Synapse Maturation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022
Gemberling, Matthew P., et al. “Transgenic mice for in vivo epigenome editing with CRISPR-based systems.” Nat Methods, vol. 18, no. 8, Aug. 2021, pp. 965–74. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41592-021-01207-2. Full Text
Chan, Urann, et al. “Utilizing In Vivo Postnatal Electroporation to Study Cerebellar Granule Neuron Morphology and Synapse Development.” J Vis Exp, no. 172, June 2021. Pubmed, doi:10.3791/62568. Full Text
Chen, Liang-Fu, et al. “The NMDA receptor subunit GluN3A regulates synaptic activity-induced and myocyte enhancer factor 2C (MEF2C)-dependent transcription.” J Biol Chem, vol. 295, no. 25, June 2020, pp. 8613–27. Pubmed, doi:10.1074/jbc.RA119.010266. Full Text Open Access Copy
Nord, Alex S., and Anne E. West. “Neurobiological functions of transcriptional enhancers.” Nat Neurosci, vol. 23, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 5–14. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41593-019-0538-5. Full Text
Swahari, Vijay, and Anne E. West. “Histone demethylases in neuronal differentiation, plasticity, and disease.” Curr Opin Neurobiol, vol. 59, Dec. 2019, pp. 9–15. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.conb.2019.02.009. Full Text
West, Anne E. “Activity-Dependent Transcription Collaborates with Local Dendritic Translation to Encode Stimulus-Specificity in the Genome Binding of NPAS4.” Neuron, vol. 104, no. 4, Nov. 2019, pp. 634–36. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2019.10.022. Full Text
Tonn Eisinger, Katherine R., and Anne E. West. “Transcribing Memories in Genome Architecture.” Trends Neurosci, vol. 42, no. 9, Sept. 2019, pp. 565–66. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.tins.2019.06.002. Full Text
Kim, Namsoo, et al. “A striatal interneuron circuit for continuous target pursuit.” Nat Commun, vol. 10, no. 1, June 2019, p. 2715. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-10716-w. Full Text
Chen, Liang-Fu, et al. “Enhancer Histone Acetylation Modulates Transcriptional Bursting Dynamics of Neuronal Activity-Inducible Genes.” Cell Rep, vol. 26, no. 5, Jan. 2019, pp. 1174-1188.e5. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2019.01.032. Full Text
West, Anne E. “Insights into the Roles of the Methyl-DNA Binding Protein MeCP2 in Addictive-like Behaviors.” Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 38, NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2013, pp. S59–60.
Zannas, Anthony S., et al. “Phosphorylation of MeCP2 in Reward-Related Circuits is Required for Amphetamine-Induced Conditioned Place Preference in Mice.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 73, no. 9, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2013, pp. 285S-285S.