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

Zhang, Zi-Wei, et al. “Confocal Analysis of Cholinergic and Dopaminergic Inputs onto Pyramidal Cells in the Prefrontal Cortex of Rodents.Front Neuroanat, vol. 4, 2010, p. 21. Pubmed, doi:10.3389/fnana.2010.00021. Full Text

Welch, J. M., et al. “[SY5.1]: Synaptic and circuitry mechanisms of obsessive compulsive‐like behaviors in mice.” International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, vol. 26, no. 8, Wiley, Dec. 2008, pp. 835–835. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2008.09.033. Full Text

Shuen, Jessica A., et al. “Drd1a-tdTomato BAC transgenic mice for simultaneous visualization of medium spiny neurons in the direct and indirect pathways of the basal ganglia.J Neurosci, vol. 28, no. 11, Mar. 2008, pp. 2681–85. Pubmed, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5492-07.2008. Full Text

Welch, Jeffrey M., et al. “Cortico-striatal synaptic defects and OCD-like behaviours in Sapap3-mutant mice.Nature, vol. 448, no. 7156, Aug. 2007, pp. 894–900. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/nature06104. Full Text

Marie, Hélène, et al. “Generation of silent synapses by acute in vivo expression of CaMKIV and CREB.Neuron, vol. 45, no. 5, Mar. 2005, pp. 741–52. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2005.01.039. Full Text

Calakos, Nicole, et al. “Multiple roles for the active zone protein RIM1alpha in late stages of neurotransmitter release.Neuron, vol. 42, no. 6, June 2004, pp. 889–96. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2004.05.014. Full Text

Calakos, N., et al. “Cortical MRI findings associated with rapid correction of hyponatremia.Neurology, vol. 55, no. 7, Oct. 2000, pp. 1048–51. Pubmed, doi:10.1212/wnl.55.7.1048. Full Text

Meffert, M. K., et al. “Nitric oxide modulates synaptic vesicle docking fusion reactions.Neuron, vol. 16, no. 6, June 1996, pp. 1229–36. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s0896-6273(00)80149-x. Full Text

Calakos, N., and R. H. Scheller. “Synaptic vesicle biogenesis, docking, and fusion: a molecular description.Physiol Rev, vol. 76, no. 1, Jan. 1996, pp. 1–29. Pubmed, doi:10.1152/physrev.1996.76.1.1. Full Text

CALAKOS, N. “Synaptic vesicle biogenesis, docking, and fusion : A Molecular Description.” Physiol Rev, vol. 76, 1996, pp. 1–29.