Research and Scholarship

Original Articles

Coiro, L., Padmashri, R., Suresh, A., Spartz. E., Pendyala. G., Chou, C., Jung, Y., Mayes, B., Roy, S., Gautem, N., Alnouti, Y., Li, M. and Dunaevsky, A. (2015) Impaired Synaptic Development in a Maternal Immune Activation Mouse Model of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 50: 249-258

Padmashri, R., Suresh, A. and Dunaevsky, A. (2015) Motor-skill learning is dependent on astrocytic activity. Neural Plasticity, In press

Reiner, B. and Dunaevsky, A. (2015) Impaired learning-induced clustering but not stabilization of newly formed dendritic spines in the fmr1 KO mouse. PLOS One, 33(19):8301-7

Suresh, A. and Dunaevsky, A (2015) Preparation of Synaptosomes from the Motor Cortex of Motor Skill Trained Mice. Bio-Protocol, Vol 5, issue 4.

Padmashri, R., Reiner, B., Suresh, A., Spartz, E. and Dunaevsky, A. (2013) Altered structural and functional synaptic plasticity with motor skill learning in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome. J. Neuroscience, 33: 19715–19723

Zhao Y., Haney M.J., Mahajan V., Reiner B.C., Dunaevsky A., Mosley R.L., Kabanov A.V., Gendelman H.E., Batrakova E.V. (2011) Targeted Delivery of Therapeutic Proteins to the Brain Inflammation Site Using Macrophages as Drug Carriers, Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology, S4:003.

Lippman Bell, J.J., Lordkipanidze, T., Cobb, N. and Dunaevsky, A. (2010) Bergmann glia ensehathment of dendritic spines regulates synapse number without affecting spine motility. Neuron Glia Biology, 2: 1-8.

Deng, J and Dunaevsky, A. (2009) Delayed development of dendritic spines in Fxr2 knockout mouse. The Open Neuroscience Journal, 3: 148-153

Harms, K.J., Rioult-Pedotti, MS, Carter, D.R. and Dunaevsky, A. (2008) Transient spine expansion and learning-induced plasticity in layer 1 of the primary motor cortex. J. Neurosci. 28: 5686-90

Lippman, J., Lordkipanidze T., Buell, M., Yoon, S.O. and Dunaevsky, A. (2008) Morphogenesis and regulation of Bergmann glial processes during Purkinje cell dendritic spine ensheathment and synaptogenesis. Glia. 56:1463-1477

Rioult-Pedotti, MS, Donoghue, J.P. and Dunaevsky, A., (2007) Plasticity of the synaptic modification range. J. Neurophys. 98(6) 3688-95

Shrestha, B., Vitolo, O.V., Joshi, P., Lordkipanidze, T., Shelanski, MT and Dunaevsky, A. (2006) Amyloid b-peptide adversely affects spine number and motility in hippocampal neurons. Mol Cell Neurosci.  33:274-282  234  

Lordkipanidze, T. and Dunaevsky, A. (2005) Purkinje cell dendrites grow in alignment with Bergmann glia. Glia, 51: 229-234  

Deng, J and Dunaevsky, A. (2005) Dynamics of dendritic spines and their afferent terminals: spines are more motile than presynaptic boutons. Dev Biol. 277: 366-377 

Tashiro A., Dunaevsky, A., Blazeski, R., Mason, C.A. and Yuste, R. (2003)  Bidirectional Regulation of Hippocampal Mossy fiber filopodial motility by Kainate Receptors: a two-step model of synaptogenesis. Neuron 38; 1-20

Dunaevsky, A., Blazeski, R., Yuste, R. and Mason, C.A.  (2001)  Spine motility with synaptic contact. Nature Neurosci. 4: 685-686

Dunaevsky, A. and Connor, E.A  (2000)  F-Actin is concentrated in nonrelease domains at frog neuromuscular junctions. J. Neurosci. 20: 6007-6012

Dunaevsky, A., Tashiro, A., Majewska, A., Mason, C., and Yuste, R., (1999)  Developmental regulation of spine motility in the mammalian central nervous system. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 96: 13438-13443.

Dunaevsky, A. and Connor, E.A.  (1998)  Repeated in vivo imaging of target-deprived frog motor nerve terminals. Dev Biol. 194: 61-71.

Connor, E.A., Dunaevsky, A., Griffiths, D.J.G., Hardwick, J.C. and Parsons, R.L.  (1997)  Transmitter release differs at snake and tonic endplates during potassium-induced terminal depolarization. J. Neurophysiol. 77: 749-760.

Dunaevsky, A. and Connor, E.A.  (1995)  Long term maintenance of presynaptic function in the absence of target muscle fibers. J. Neurosci. 15: 6137-6144. 

Saada, A., Dunaevsky-Hutt, A., Aamar, S., Reichert, F. and Rotshenker, S.  (1995)  Fibroblasts that reside in mouse and frog injured peripheral nerves produce apolipoproteins. J. Neurochem. 64:1996-2003.

Sugarman, H., Dunaevsky-Hutt, A. and Rotshenker, S.  (1991)  The roles of the synaptic basal lamina and of innervation in directing the accumulation of a synaptic molecule, mAb 3B6 antigen, in regenerating skeletal muscles. J. Neurocytol. 20:810-817.


Dunaevsky, A. (2012) Neuron–glial interactions in the developing cerebellum. Microscopy and Microanalysis. 18: 742-744

Harms, K. J. and Dunaevsky, A. (2007) Dendritic Spine Plasticity: Looking Beyond Development. Brain Research, 184:65-71

Lippman, J. and Dunaevsky, A. (2005) Dendritic Spine Morphogenesis and Plasticity. J. Neurobiol. 64: 47-57

Dunaevsky, A (2004) Connecting the dots: From actin polymerization to synapse formation. Neuron 44: 216-218

Dunaevsky, A and Mason, C.A. (2003)  Spine motility: A means towards an end? TINS  26; 155-160

Book Chapters

Dunaevsky, A. (2014) Multiphoton Brain Imaging. in Current Methods in Neuroscience Research, Springer. Ch. 22, 313-321.

Dunaevsky, A (2013) The gene-gun approach for transfection .and labeling of cells in brain slices. Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press. 1018; 111-8.

Dunaevsky, A. and Woolley, C.S. (2007) Structural Plasticity of Dendrites. In Dendrites. Oxford University Press, New York, Ch.19, 499-530