Distinguished Professor, Departments of Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Director, Biomedical Neuroscience Training Program
INTERESTS:Dr. Rasenick’s work has focused on G protein signaling in the nervous system and the relationship of neurotransmitter activation to rapid modification of the cytoskeleton. He has been particularly interested in how G proteins and the cytoskeleton work in concert to modify synaptic shape and to form a molecular basis for depression and the action of antidepressant drugs. The most recent work from his group suggests the possibility of a simple blood test indicating depression and therapeutic response to antidepressant therapy.
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The neurobiology of depression and antidepressant action.