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Adrian Rodriguez-Contreras
Title Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank
Degree Ph.D.
Institution City College, CUNY
Department Biology
Clusters Neurological Disorders and Mental Health
City College of New Yori
160 Covenant Avenue
City New York
State NY
Postal Code 10031
Telephone 212-650-5899
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2017Neuronal ensembles during development of tonotopic maps in the auditory system5SC1DC015907-07
2016Neuronal ensembles during development of tonotopic maps in the auditory system9SC1DC015907-06
2014Neuronal ensembles during development of tonotopic maps in the auditory systems5SC1HD068129-05
2013Neuronal ensembles during development of tonotopic maps in the auditory systems5SC1HD068129-04
2012Neuronal ensembles during development of tonotopic maps in the auditory systems5SC1HD068129-03
2011Neuronal ensembles during development of tonotopic maps in the auditory systems5SC1HD068129-02
2010Neuronal ensembles during development of tonotopic maps in the auditory systems1SC1HD068129-01

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1. Das B, Shi L, Budansky Y, Rodriguez-Contreras A, Alfano R. Alzheimer mouse brain tissue measured by time resolved fluorescence spectroscopy using single- and multi-photon excitation of label free native molecules. J Biophotonics. 2018 Jan; 11(1).
2. Rodríguez-Contreras A, Shi L, Fu BM. A method to make a craniotomy on the ventral skull of neonate rodents. J Vis Exp. 2014 May 22; (87).
3. Lv P, Rodriguez-Contreras A, Kim HJ, Zhu J, Wei D, Choong-Ryoul S, Eastwood E, Mu K, Levic S, Song H, Yevgeniy PY, Smith PJ, Yamoah EN. Release and elementary mechanisms of nitric oxide in hair cells. J Neurophysiol. 2010 May; 103(5):2494-505.
4. Rodriguez-Contreras A, Lv P, Zhu J, Kim HJ, Yamoah EN. Effects of strontium on the permeation and gating phenotype of calcium channels in hair cells. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Oct; 100(4):2115-24.
5. McBride TJ, Rodriguez-Contreras A, Trinh A, Bailey R, Debello WM. Learning drives differential clustering of axodendritic contacts in the barn owl auditory system. J Neurosci. 2008 Jul 02; 28(27):6960-73.
6. Rodriguez-Contreras A, Liu XB, DeBello WM. Axodendritic contacts onto calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase type II-expressing neurons in the barn owl auditory space map. J Neurosci. 2005 Jun 08; 25(23):5611-22.
7. Song H, Nie L, Rodriguez-Contreras A, Sheng ZH, Yamoah EN. Functional interaction of auxiliary subunits and synaptic proteins with Ca(v)1.3 may impart hair cell Ca2+ current properties. J Neurophysiol. 2003 Feb; 89(2):1143-9.
8. Rodriguez-Contreras A, Nonner W, Yamoah EN. Ca2+ transport properties and determinants of anomalous mole fraction effects of single voltage-gated Ca2+ channels in hair cells from bullfrog saccule. J Physiol. 2002 Feb 01; 538(Pt 3):729-45.
9. Rodriguez-Contreras A, Yamoah EN. Direct measurement of single-channel Ca(2+) currents in bullfrog hair cells reveals two distinct channel subtypes. J Physiol. 2001 Aug 01; 534(Pt 3):669-89.

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