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Section on Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism Section on Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism (SNPM)

Staff

Carolyn Beebe Smith, Ph.D., Chief

Carolyn Beebe Smith, Ph.D., Chief
Dr. Smith is Chief of the Section on Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolismof the Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Smith received a Ph.D. from the University of London where she studied the chemical pathology of Alzheimer's disease, for which she was awarded the Queen Square Prize. She did postdoctoral training with Louis Sokoloff at NIMH and, in 1986, became a Senior Investigator within the Laboratory of Cerebral Metabolism, NIMH. In 2000 Dr. Smith was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Linkõping for her work developing an in vivoquantitative autoradiographic method for measurement of regional rates of cerebral protein synthesis in experimental animals. In 2005, Dr. Smith’s group reported the adaptation and validation of this method for use in human subjects with Positron Emission Tomography. Ongoing clinical studies with the PET method include studies of patients with fragile X syndrome and studies of sleep and sleep-dependent memory.

Dr Smith’s group is currently studying mechanisms underlying brain dysfunction in fragile X syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

(301) 402-3120
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Michelle Reith Saré, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Michelle Reith Saré, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Tuberous sclerosis complex, autism and sleep
(301) 594-0324
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Inna Loutaev DNP

Inna Loutaev, DNP
Studies of patients with fragile X syndrome
(301) 402-3120
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Thomas Burlin, B.S., Research Assistant

Thomas Burlin, B.S., Research Assistant
Lab manager
(301) 496-6901
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SNPM Staff

Zengyan Xia. M.A.C. and B.E., Biologist
Animal colony management
(301) 451-6890
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SNPM Staff

Tianjian Huang, M.S., Research Assistant
Animal surgery
(301) 402-3121
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Leland Krych, B.A., Post-Bac IRTA Fellow

Leland Krych, B.A., Post-Bac IRTA Fellow
Rat model of Alzheimer’s disease
(512) 538 5162
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Carrie Sheeler, B.S., Post-Bac IRTA Fellow

Carrie Sheeler, B.S., Post-Bac IRTA Fellow
Drug Treatment of Fmr1 KO Mice
(301) 451-8995
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SNPM Staff

Jake Russin, B.A., Post-Bac IRTA Fellow
Protein synthesis in vitro
(301) 443-7349
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SNPM Staff

Alex Song, B.S., Post-Bac IRTA Fellow
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, autism and sleep
(301) 451-7776
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SNPM Staff

Dante Picchioni, Ph.D., Scientist (contractor)
Sleep studies
(301) 451-9918
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SNPM Staff

Kathleen C. Schmidt, M.A., Contractor
Kinetic modeling and PET data analysis
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