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Dr. Paul Garris

Distinguished University Professor of Neurobiology
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • B.A. Religion. Earlham College. Richmond, IN. 1983 Ph.D. Physiology and Biophysics. Indiana University School of Medicine. Indianapolis, IN. 1990 Postdoctoral Associate. Analytical Chemistry. University of North Carolina. 1990-1995
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Neuroscience; Animal Physiology; General Biology
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Drugs of abuse; Parkinson's disease; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; microsensor instrumentation development
  • Post-Doc Analytical Chemistry - 1995
  • University of North Carolina
  • Ph D Physiology and Biophysics - 1990
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • BA Religion - 1983
  • Earlham College
  • Richmond, IN
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Bobak, MJ, Weber MW, Doellman MA, Schuweiler DR, Athens JM, Juliano SA, Garris PA. 2016. Modafinil activates phasic dopamine signaling in dorsal and ventral striata. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 359:460-470. Journal Cover.
  • Covey DP, Bunner KD, Schuweiler DR, Cheer JF and Garris PA. 2016. Amphetamine elevates nucleus accumbens dopamine via an action potential-dependent mechanism that is modulated by endocannabinoids. European Journal of Neuroscience. 43:1661-1673.
  • Bozorgzadeh B, Schuweiler DR, Bobak MJ, Garris PA, Mohseni P. 2016. Neurochemostat: a neural interface SoC with integrated chemometrics for close-loop regulation of brain dopamine. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. 10:654-667. Highlighted by IEEE Spectrum (http://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/devices/implantable-chip-measures-and-adjusts-dopamine-levels-in-mouse-brain).
  • Bozorgzadeh B, Covey DP, Garris PA, Mohseni P. 2015. FPGA implementation of principal component regression (PCR) for real-time differentiation of dopamine from interferents. Conf. Proc. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc. pp. 5151-5154.
  • Bozorgzadeh B, Schuweiler DR, Bobak MJ, Garris PA, Mohseni P. 2015. Neurochemical thermostat: a neural interface SOC with integrated chemometrics for close-loop regulation of brain dopamine. Dig. Tech. Papers IEEE Symp. VLSI Circuits. pp. 110-111.
  • Smith AR, Garris PA and Casto JM. 2015. Real-time monitoring of electrically evoked catecholamine signals in the songbird striatum using in vivo fast-scan cyclic voltammetry. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy. 66-67:28-39.
  • Garris PA and Keefe KA. 2014. Voltammetric analysis of loss and gain of dopamine function. In Compendium of In Vivo Monitoring in Real-Time Molecular Neuroscience (Eds. Wilson GS and Michael AC). World Scientific Publishing Co, Hackensak, New Jersey USA. Pgs. 287-309.
  • Bozorgzadeh B, Covey DP, Howard CD, Garris PA and Mohseni P. 2014. A neurochemical pattern generator SoC with switched-electrode management for single-chip electrical stimulation and 9.3µW, 78pArms, 400V/s FSCV sensing. IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 49:881-895.
  • Covey DP, Roitman MF and Garris PA. 2014. Illicit dopamine transients: reconciling actions of abused drugs. Trends in Neurosciences 37:200-210.
  • Robinson JD, Howard CD, Byers DL, Pastuzyn ED, Keefe KA and Garris PA. 2014. Methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity disrupts pharmacologically evoked dopamine transients in the dorsomedial and dorsolateral striatum. Neurotoxicity Research. 26:152-167.
  • Bozorgzadeh B, Covey DP, Heidenreich BA, Garris PA, Mohseni P. 2014. Real-time processing of fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) data using a field-programmable gate array (FPGA). Conf. Proc. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc. pp. 2036-2039.
  • Avelar AJ, Juliano SA and Garris PA. 2013. Amphetamine augments vesicular dopamine release in the dorsal and ventral striatum through different mechanisms. Journal of Neurochemistry 125:373-385.
  • Covey DP, Juliano SA and Garris PA. 2013. Amphetamine elicits opposing actions on readily releasable and reserve pools for dopamine. PLoS One 8:e60763
  • Daberkow DP1, Brown HD1, Bunner KD, Kraniotis SA, Doellman MA, Ragozino ME, Garris PA and Roitman MF. 2013. Amphetamine paradoxically augments exocytotic dopamine release and phasic dopamine signals. Journal of Neuroscience 33:452-463.
  • Arumugam PU, Zeng H, Siddiqui S, Covey DP, Carlisle JA and Garris PA. 2013. Characterization of ultrananocrystalline diamond microsensors for in vivo dopamine detection. Applied Physics Letters 102:253107(1-5).
  • Howard CD, Daberkow DP, Ramsson ES, Keefe KA and Garris PA. 2013. Methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity disrupts naturally occurring phasic dopamine signaling. European Journal of Neuroscience 38:2078-2088.
  • Howard CD, Pastuzyn ED, Barker-Halisk ML, Garris PA and Keefe KA. 2013. Phasic-like stimulation of the medial forebrain bundle augments striatal gene expression despite methamphetamine-induced partial dopamine denervation. Journal of Neurochemistry 125:555-565.
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