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Edited By: Henrique von Gersdorff

Impact Factor: 2.127

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 170/252 (Neurosciences)

Online ISSN: 1098-2396

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Dose-dependent, saturable occupancy of the metabotropic glutamate subtype 5 receptor by fenobam as measured with [11C]ABP688 PET imaging
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Rachel E. Bowman, Victoria Luine, Hameda Khandaker, Joseph J. Villafane and Maya Frankfurt

Prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and basolateral amygdala plasticity in a rat model of autism spectrum
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Synapse is pleased to welcome Erwan Bezard and Benjamin Hall as new Associate Editors

Editor Erwan Bezard

Benjamin Hall is a Principal Scientist at F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., working at the Roche Innovation Center Basel, Switzerland. He also holds an Adjunct Professorship in the Cell and Molecular Biology Department and Neuroscience Program at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. His research investigates the role of NMDA receptors and late-stage transcription factors in the regulation of synaptic function in the cortex with a focus on synapse development and cortical circuit formation in relation to neurodevelopmental disorders. Recent work from his lab is also focused on understanding the cellular mechanisms that initiate the antidepressant actions of low-dose ketamine. He is a National Science Foundation CAREER award recipient, a two-time recipient of the Brain and Behavior Foundation’s NARSAD Young Investigator award, a Grass Foundation Fellow, and previous Staglin Music Festival Investigator.

Editor Erwan Bezard

Erwan Bezard is the Director of the Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases at University of Bordeaux, which features preclinical and clinical researchers working towards development of therapeutic solutions. He has authored or co-authored over 198 professional publications, most of which are on Parkinson's disease and related disorders. Listed in the Top 1% of the most cited neuroscientists, he is known for his work (i) on the compensatory mechanisms that mask the progression of Parkinson's disease, (ii) on the pathophysiology of levodopa-induced dyskinesia and (iii) on the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in synucleopathies. His current research interests include the study of the levodopa-induced dyskinesia, the intimate mechanisms of cell death in Parkinson’s disease, the modelling of disease progression and the development of new strategies to alleviate symptoms and/or to slow disease progression.

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