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Dipesh Chaudhury, Assistant Professor of Biology, Science, NYUAD

Dipesh Chaudhury

Assistant Professor of Biology, Science

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi

Biography

B.Sc. University of London, School of Pharmacy; Ph.D. Open University

Biography Dipesh Chaudhury is interested in understanding pathophysiological changes in neural circuit functions that lead to mood disorders and memory loss. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of London (UK) and PhD from the Open University (UK) under the supervision of Prof. Steven Rose. He has held various post-doctoral and associate scientist positions at UCLA (USA), CNRS in Marseille (France), Cornell University (USA) and Mount Sinai School of Medicine (USA). In Spring 2015 he joined the Biology faculty of NYU Abu Dhabi.

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  • Regulation and modulation of depression-related behaviors: Role of Dopaminergic Neurons. Basma Radwan, He Liu and Dipesh Chaudhury. Dopamine and Sleep (Book Chapter-Springer) Editors: Jaime Monti, SR Pandi-Perumal and S. Chokroverty, 2016
  • Basal forebrain projections to the lateral habenula modulate aggression reward Sam A. Golden, Mitra Heshmati1, Meghan Flanigan, Dan J. Christoffel, Kevin Guise, Madeline L. Pfau, Hossein Aleyasin, Caroline Menard, Hongxing Zhang, Georgia E. Hodes, Dana Bregman, Lena Khibnik, Jonathan Tai, Nicole Rebusi, Brian Krawitz, Dipesh Chaudhury, Jessica J. Walsh, Ming-Hu Han, Matt L. Shapiro & Scott J. Russo Nature, 2016
  • KCNQ channel openers reverse depressive symptoms via an active resilience mechanism Allyson Friedman, Barbara Juarez, Stacy Ku, Hongxing Zhang, Jessica Walsh, Dipesh Chaudhury, Angel Hawkins, Song Zhang, Rhodora Calizo, David Dietz, James Murrough, Maria Ribadeneira, Erik Wong, Rachael Neve and Ming-Hu Han Nat. Communtion, 2016
  • Neuronal Correlates of Depression Dipesh Chaudhury, He Liu, Ming-Hu Han. Cellular and Molecular Life Science. 72: 4681-4920. 2015
  • Ventral hippocampal afferents to the nucleus accumbens regulate susceptibility to depression. Bagot RC, Parise EM, Peña CJ, Zhang HX, Maze I, Chaudhury D, Persaud B, Cachope R, Bolaños-Guzmán CA, Cheer J, Deisseroth K, Han MH, Nestler EJ. Nat Commun. 8: 8062. 2015
  • Optogenetics: Illuminating the neural basis of rodent behavior. Francis TC, Chaudhury D, Lobo MK. Open Access Animal Physiology. 6:33-51. (2014)
  • Enhancing depression mechanisms in midbrain dopamine neurons achieves homeostatic resilience. Friedman AK, Walsh JJ, Juarez B, Ku SM, Chaudhury D, Wang J, Li X, Dietz DM, Pan N, Vialou VF, Neve RL, Yue Z, Han MH. Science, 2014 Apr 18;344(6181):313-9
  • Cocaine-mediated reduction of G9a activity promotes a striatopallidal to striatonigral ‘switching’ phenotype and enhanced drug sensitivity. Ian Maze, Dipesh Chaudhury, David M. Dietz, Melanie Von Schimmelmann, Mary K. Lobo, Rosemary C. Bagot, Pamela J. Kennedy, HaoSheng Sun, Gustavo Turecki, Alexander Tarakhovsky, Paul Greengard, Ming-Hu Han, Anne Schaefer and Eric J. Nestler . Nature Neuroscience 2014
  • Stress gates neural activation of BDNF in the mesolimbic reward pathway. Jessica J. Walsh, Allyson K. Friedman, Haosheng Sun, Elizabeth A. Heller, Stacy M. Ku, Barbara Juarez, Veronica L. Burnham, Michelle S. Mazei-Robison, Deveroux Ferguson, Sam A. Golden, Ja Wook Koo, Dipesh Chaudhury, Daniel J. Christoffel, Lisa Pomeranz, Jeffrey M. Friedman, Scott J. Russo, Eric J. Nestler & Ming-Hu Han. Nature Neuroscience, 2013
  • Rapid regulation of depression-related behaviours by control of midbrain dopamine neurons Chaudhury D, Walsh JJ, Friedman AK, Juarez B, Ku SM, Koo JW, Ferguson D, Tsai HC, Pomeranz L, Christoffel DJ, Nectow AR, Ekstrand M, Domingos A, Mazei-Robison MS, Mouzon E, Lobo MK, Neve RL, Friedman JM, Russo SJ, Deisseroth K, Nestler EJ, Han MH. Nature, 2013 Jan 24; 493(7433):532-6