Thomas James, PhD

Address: 2-400 BSB
Phone: (319) 335-7769
Email: thomas-james@uiowa.edu

Mentor: Catherine Marcinkiewcz, PhD

PhD Institution: University of Iowa, 2018


Research Description

The role of 5-HT circuits in alcohol dependency, neuropsychiatric disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease

Awards

  • Multidisciplinary Lung Research Career Development Program (T32 HL007638), 2019-present
  • Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship. University of Iowa, Jan 2018
  • Graduate College Summer Fellowship. University of Iowa, July 2017
  • Graduate College Summer Fellowship. University of Iowa,  July 2016
  • Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Award. University of Iowa, Aug 2015
  • Poster Award for Brain Awareness Week. University of Iowa,  Nov 2014
  • Interdisciplinary Training in Pain Research Grant Appointment, 2013-2014
  • Neuroscience Training Grant Appointment. University of Iowa, 2012-2013

Publications

  1. Frank, C. A. and James, T.D. (2020). Electrophysiology and pharmacology for PHP. Bio-protocol. bio-protocol.org/prep331.
  2. Frank, C.A., James, T.D., Müller, M. Homeostatic control of Drosophila neuromuscular junction function. Synapse 2020 Jan;74(1):e22133. doi: 10.1002/syn.22133.
  3. James, T.D., Zwiefelhofer, D.J., Frank, C.A. Maintenance of homeostatic plasticity at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction requires continuous IP3-directed signaling. eLife 2019;8:e39643 doi: 10.7554/eLife.39643
  4. Brusich D.J., Spring, A.M., James, T.D., Yeates, C.J., Helms, T.H., Frank, C.A.: Drosophila CaV2 channels harboring human migraine mutations cause synapse hyperexcitability that can be suppressed by inhibition of a Ca2+ store release pathway.PLoS Genet. 2018 Aug 6;14(8):e1007577, 2018.  PMCID: PMC6095605
  5. James T.D., Moffett, S.X., Scanlan, T.S., Martin, J.V. Effects of acute microinjections of the thyroid hormone derivative 3-iodothyronamine to the preoptic region of adult male rats on sleep, thermoregulation and motor activity. 2013. Hormones and Behavior. 64(1):81-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2013.05.004
  6. Martin, J.V., Giannopoulos, P.F., Moffett, S.X., James, T.D. Effects of acute microinjections of thyroid hormone to the preoptic region of euthyroid adult male rats on sleep and motor activity. 2013. Brain Research. 21;1516:45-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2013.01.032
  7. Moffett, S.X., Giannopoulos, P.F., James, T.D., Martin, J.V. Effects of acute microinjection of the thyroid hormone to the preoptic region of hypothyroid adult male rats on sleep, motor activity, and body temperature. 2013. Brain Research. 1516:55-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2013.04.017