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Kushner, Steven

NAME: Steven Kushner

POSITION TITLE: Full Professor


Institution & locationDegreeYear(s)Field of Study
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia B.A.06/1997 Neuroscience
University of California, Los Angeles M.D. 06/2005 Medicine
University of California, Los AngelesPh.D.06/2005Neuroscience

A. Positions and Honors:

I. Positions and employment

2005 – 2008 Postgraduate Resident (Psychiatry), Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute

2008 – 2009 Visiting Scientist, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto

2009 – present Professor of Neurobiological Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam

II. Other relevant experience and professional memberships

European Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society, Executive Committee (2012 – Present)

Endo-Neuro-Psycho (ENP) Annual Meeting, Organizing Committee (2012 – Present) and Chair Elect (2015)

Medical Research Advisory Committee (Mrace) for Erasmus MC Translational Research Grants (2011 – Present)

III. Honors and awards

Journal Watch Psychiatry (NEJM Group) – One of the 10 most influential papers of 2012, Diplomate of the American

Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2010), Netherlands for the Innovational Research Incentive Scheme: Vidi award

– Ranked 1st nationally (2009), The Hospital for Sick Children: Research Center Award (2008), Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2006), Michael Tennenbaum Creativity Initiative Award, University of California at Los Angeles (2003), Letters of Distinction, UCLA School of Medicine: Medical Genetics (1998), Pediatrics (2003), Psychiatry (2004), Doctoring (2004), National Institutes of Mental Health

– National Research Service Award (2001), National Institutes of Health – Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship Award (1997-2005), Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (1995-1996), National Kidney Foundation Fellowship (1992-1993), American Statistical Association Prize (1991)

B. Selection of peer-reviewed publications and patents:

Yiu AP, Mercaldo V, Yan C, Richards B, Rashid A, Pressey J, Mahadevan V, Tran M, Kushner SA, Woodin M, Frankland PW, Josselyn SA (2014). Neurons are recruited to a memory trace based on relative neuronal excitability immediately before training. Neuron , in press. [IF: 15.766]

Bergink V, Burgerhout KM, Koorengevel KM, Lambregtse-van den Berg MP, Kushner SA (2014). Treatment of psychosis and mania in the postpartum period. American Journal of Psychiatry , in press. [IF: 14.721]

Achterberg KG, Buitendijk GH, Kool M, Goorden SM, Post L, Slump DE, Silva AJ, van Woerden GM, Kushner SA*, Elgersma Y* (2014). Temporal and region-specific requirements of aCaMKII in spatial and contextual learning. Journal of Neuroscience , in press. [IF: 6.908]

De Esch CE, Ghazvini M , Schelling-Kazaryan N , Widagdo W, Loos F , Munshi ST, van der Wal E, Douben JC , Gunhanlar N, Kushner SA, Pijnappel WW, Geijsen N, de Vrij FM, Gribnau J, Willemsen R (2014). Epigenetic characterization of the FMR1 promoter after reprogramming of a human fibroblast line carrying an unmethylated full mutation into pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cell Reports , in press. [IF: pending]

Ellegood J, Markx S, Lerch JP, Steadman PE, Genç C, Provenzano F, Kushner SA, Henkelman RM, Karayiorgou M, Gogos JA (2014). Neuroanatomical phenotypes in a mouse model of the 22q11.2 microdeletion. Molecular Psychiatry , 19(1), 99–107. [IF: 14.897]

Bergink V, Kushner SA (2014). Lithium during pregnancy. American Journal of Psychiatry , 171(7), 712-715. [IF: 14.721]

Ellegood J, Markx S, Lerch JP, Steadman PE, Genç C, Provenzano F, Kushner SA, Henkelman RM, Karayiorgou M, Gogos JA (2014). A highly specific pattern of volumetric brain changes due to 22q11.2 deletions in both mice and humans. Molecular Psychiatry , 19(1): 6. [IF: 14.897]

Bergink V, Burgerhout KM, Weigelt K, de Witt HJ, Pop VJ, Kushner SA, Drexhage HA (2013). Immune system dysregulation in first-onset postpartum psychosis. Biological Psychiatry , 73(10): 1000-1007. [IF: 9.247]

Galliano E, Potters JW, Elgersma Y, Wisden W, Kushner SA, De Zeeuw CI, Hoebeek FE (2013). Synaptic transmission and plasticity at inputs to murine cerebellar Purkinje cells are largely dispensable for standard nonmotor tasks. Journal of Neuroscience , 33(31): 12599-12618. [IF: 6.908]

Bergink V, Bouvy PF, Vervoort JS, Koorengevel KM, Steegers EA, Kushner SA (2012). Prevention of Postpartum Psychosis and Mania in Women at High Risk. American Journal of Psychiatry , 169(6): 609-615. [IF: 14.721]

Bergink V, Lambregtse-van den Berg MP, Koorengevel K, Kupka R, Kushner SA (2011). First-onset psychosis occurring in the postpartum period: a prospective cohort study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , 72(11): 1531-1537. [IF: 5.812]

Bergink V, Kushner SA, Pop V, Kuijpens H, Lambregtse-van den Berg MP, Drexhage RC, Wiersinga W, Nolen WA, Drexhage HA (2011). Prevalence of autoimmune thyroid dysfunction in postpartum psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 198(4): 264-268. [IF: 6.606]

van Woerden GM, Hoebeek FE, Gao Z, Nagaraja RY, Hoogenraad CC, Kushner SA, Hansel C, de Zeeuw CI, Elgersma Y (2009). â CaMKII controls the direction of plasticity at parallel fiber–Purkinje cell synapses. Nature Neuroscience, 12(7): 823-825. [IF: 15.251]

Han JH, Kushner SA, Yiu AP, Hsiang HL, Buch T, Waisman A, Bontempi B, Neve RL, Frankland PW, Josselyn SA (2009). Selective erasure of a fear memory. Science, 323(5920): 1492-1496. [IF: 31.027]

Krab LC, de Goede-Bolder A, Aarsen FK, Pluijm SMF, Bouman MJ, van der Geest JN, Lequin M, Catsman CE, Arts WFM, Kushner SA, Silva AJ, de Zeeuw CI, Moll HA, Elgersma Y (2008). Effect of simvastatin on cognitive functioning in children with Neurofibromatosis type 1: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 300(3): 287-294. [IF: 29.978]

Kushner SA*, Han JH*, Yiu AP, Cole CA, Matynia A, Brown RA, Neve R, Guzowski JF, Silva AJ, Josselyn SA (2007). Neuronal competition and selection during memory formation. Science , 316(5823): 457-460. [IF: 31.027]