Neurotransmitter transporters expert Amara set for Oct. 7 Discovery Lecture
Sep. 29, 2021—Susan Amara, PhD, scientific director of the Intramural Research Program at the NIMH and an expert on the biology of neurotransmitter transporters, will deliver Vanderbilt's next Discovery Lecture via Zoom at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7.
Neurotransmitter expert Amara set for March 12 Discovery Lecture
Mar. 4, 2020—Susan Amara, PhD, scientific director of the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and an expert on the biology of neurotransmitter transporters, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 12.
Vanderbilt scientists report new modeling of brain signaling
Mar. 7, 2019—The release of neurotransmitters and hormones in the body is tightly controlled by complex protein machinery embedded in cell membranes.
New view of transporter dynamics
Oct. 23, 2014—New insights to the workings of a protein that moves neurotransmitters across the nerve cell membrane could aid the design of more effective antidepressants.
New view of neurotransmitter transport
Apr. 24, 2014—Dynamic measurements of the bacterial leucine transporter shed light on the transporters that play roles in neuropsychiatric and addiction disorders.
Neurotransmitter’s role in bone balance
Nov. 7, 2013—Removal of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine from the space outside cells plays an important role in the regulation of bone remodeling.
New clue to ADHD
May. 15, 2012—A rare genetic change adds support to the idea that altered dopamine signaling is a key risk factor for ADHD.