Nicole Calakos

Nicole Calakos

Lincoln Financial Group Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology

External Address: 
311 Bryan Res Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 2900, Durham, NC 27710


Education & Training

  • Resident in Neurology, Medicine, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine 1997 - 2000

  • Intern in Medicine, Medicine, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine 1996 - 1997

  • M.D., Stanford University 1996

  • Ph.D., Stanford University 1995

Deng, Jie V., et al. “MeCP2 phosphorylation limits psychostimulant-induced behavioral and neuronal plasticity.J Neurosci, vol. 34, no. 13, Mar. 2014, pp. 4519–27. Pubmed, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2821-13.2014. Full Text

Yang, Ying, and Nicole Calakos. “Presynaptic long-term plasticity.Front Synaptic Neurosci, vol. 5, Oct. 2013, p. 8. Pubmed, doi:10.3389/fnsyn.2013.00008. Full Text

Farrell, Martilias S., et al. “A Gαs DREADD mouse for selective modulation of cAMP production in striatopallidal neurons.Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 38, no. 5, Apr. 2013, pp. 854–62. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/npp.2012.251. Full Text

Dufour, Suzie, et al. “A multimodal micro-optrode combining field and single unit recording, multispectral detection and photolabeling capabilities.Plos One, vol. 8, no. 2, 2013, p. e57703. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057703. Full Text

Wan, Yehong, et al. “Sapap3 deletion causes mGluR5-dependent silencing of AMPAR synapses.J Neurosci, vol. 31, no. 46, Nov. 2011, pp. 16685–91. Pubmed, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2533-11.2011. Full Text

Yang, Ying, and Nicole Calakos. “Munc13-1 is required for presynaptic long-term potentiation.J Neurosci, vol. 31, no. 33, Aug. 2011, pp. 12053–57. Pubmed, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2276-11.2011. Full Text

Chen, Meng, et al. “Sapap3 deletion anomalously activates short-term endocannabinoid-mediated synaptic plasticity.J Neurosci, vol. 31, no. 26, June 2011, pp. 9563–73. Pubmed, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1701-11.2011. Full Text

Ade, Kristen K., et al. “An Improved BAC Transgenic Fluorescent Reporter Line for Sensitive and Specific Identification of Striatonigral Medium Spiny Neurons.Front Syst Neurosci, vol. 5, 2011, p. 32. Pubmed, doi:10.3389/fnsys.2011.00032. Full Text

Calakos, Nicole, et al. “Functional evidence implicating a novel TOR1A mutation in idiopathic, late-onset focal dystonia.J Med Genet, vol. 47, no. 9, Sept. 2010, pp. 646–50. Pubmed, doi:10.1136/jmg.2009.072082. Full Text

Yang, Ying, and Nicole Calakos. “Acute in vivo genetic rescue demonstrates that phosphorylation of RIM1alpha serine 413 is not required for mossy fiber long-term potentiation.J Neurosci, vol. 30, no. 7, Feb. 2010, pp. 2542–46. Pubmed, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4285-09.2010. Full Text