Kathryn Hixson
Pre-Doctoral Trainee
Boston University
Dept of Neuroscience

Kathryn’s research is focused on understanding the dynamic gene regulation of inhibitory neurotransmission and how it is altered in neurological diseases, such as epilepsy. Her current focus includes looking at the results of permanently increased BDNF levels in the brain after seizures and how it affects the GABA-A receptor.

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  1. Hixson KM, Cogswell M, Brooks-Kayal AR, Russek SJ. Evidence for a non-canonical JAK/STAT signaling pathway in the synthesis of the brain's major ion channels and neurotransmitter receptors. BMC Genomics. 2019 Aug 28; 20(1):677.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31455240; PMCID: PMC6712773; DOI: 10.1186/s12864-019-6033-2;
  2. Li Z, Cogswell M, Hixson K, Brooks-Kayal AR, Russek SJ. Nuclear Respiratory Factor 1 (NRF-1) Controls the Activity Dependent Transcription of the GABA-A Receptor Beta 1 Subunit Gene in Neurons. Front Mol Neurosci. 2018; 11:285.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30186109; PMCID: PMC6113564; DOI: 10.3389/fnmol.2018.00285;
  3. Ruan QT, Yazdani N, Beierle JA, Hixson KM, Hokenson KE, Apicco DJ, Luttik KP, Zheng K, Maziuk BF, Ash PEA, Szumlinski KK, Russek SJ, Wolozin B, Bryant CD. Changes in neuronal immunofluorescence in the C- versus N-terminal domains of hnRNP H following D1 dopamine receptor activation. Neurosci Lett. 2018 09 25; 684:109-114.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30003938; PMCID: PMC6330092; DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2018.07.015;
  4. Chen CD, Li H, Liang J, Hixson K, Zeldich E, Abraham CR. The anti-aging and tumor suppressor protein Klotho enhances differentiation of a human oligodendrocytic hybrid cell line. J Mol Neurosci. 2015 Jan; 55(1):76-90.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24907942; PMCID: PMC5154549; DOI: 10.1007/s12031-014-0336-1;

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Alzheimer's Disease
GABA receptors
Gene regulation
Molecular Biology
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