Carolyn Stopera

Carolyn Stopera

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Rotation Labs
Torsten Falk
Andrew Fuglevand
Erika Eggers

Dissertation

2024

Research Summary

Investigating the use of ketamine as a novel pharmacological treatment for L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia and neuroprotective agent for dopamine neurons in Parkinson's disease. Dissecting the mechanism by which ketamine can exert acute anti-parkinsonian and long-term anti-dyskinetic effects. 

Publications

Jordan, G.A., Vishwanath, A., Holguin, G., Bartlett, M.J., Tapia, A., Winter, G.M., Sexauer, M.R., Stopera, C.J., Falk, T., Cowen, S.L. Automated system for training and assessing reaching and grasping behaviors in rodents. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. October 2023.

Melachuri, S.R., Stopera, C., Melachuri, M.K., Anetakis, K., Crammond, D.J., Castellano, J., Balzer, J.R., Thirumala, P.D. The efficacy of somatosensory evoked potentials in evaluating new neurological deficits after spinal thoracic fusion and decompression. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. March 2020

 

Degree(s)

  • B.S. Neuroscience, Minor Chemistry - University of Pittsburgh
  • Certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine

Minor(s)

Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests

Neurodegeneration, Pharmacology, Parkinson's Disease, Ketamine

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