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Laurie Sutton

Assistant Professor

Biological Sciences
Ph D, University of Western Ontario (2011)
MS, University of Western Ontario (2005)
BS, University of Waterloo (2003)

I received my BS in Biochemistry from the University of Waterloo. My PhD was obtained from the University of Western Ontario in the Cell Biology department. I conducted my postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Martemyanov at The Scripps Research Institute (Neuroscience department).

Research Interests

My research interest focuses on understanding the behavioral and physiological role of a group of understudied proteins called orphan receptors.

Teaching Interests

Cell biology, Neuroscience

Intellectual Contributions

NF1-cAMP signaling dissociates cell type-specific contributions of striatal medium spiny neurons to reward valuation and motor control. 10 vol. 17 e3000477 PLoS biology

The signaling proteins GPR158 and RGS7 modulate excitability of L2/3 pyramidal neurons and control A-type potassium channel in the prelimbic cortex. 35 vol. 294 13145-13157 The Journal of biological chemistry

Homeostatic cAMP regulation by the RGS7 complex controls depression-related behaviors. 3 vol. 44 642-653 Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Orphan receptor GPR158 controls stress-induced depression. vol. 7 eLife

NF1 Is a Direct G Protein Effector Essential for Opioid Signaling to Ras in the Striatum. 22 vol. 26 2992-3003 Current biology : CB

Regulator of G-Protein Signaling 7 Regulates Reward Behavior by Controlling Opioid Signaling in the Striatum. 3 vol. 80 235-45 Biological psychiatry

Essential role of D1R in the regulation of mTOR complex1 signaling induced by cocaine. vol. 99 610-9 Neuropharmacology