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Dr Sonja Seeger-Armbruster

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Physiology
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryParkinson's disease

Research

I am particularly interested in neurological disorders particularly Parkinson’s Disease. I have specialized in electrophysiological in vivo investigations of neuronal activity under normal and pathological conditions.

Publications

Sizemore, R. J., Seeger-Armbruster, S., Hughes, S. M., & Parr-Brownlie, L. C. (2016). Viral vector-based tools advance knowledge of basal ganglia anatomy and physiology. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115, 2124-2146. doi: 10.1152/jn.01131.2015

Seeger-Armbruster, S., Bosch-Bouju, C., Little, S. T. C., Smither, R. A., Hughes, S. M., Hyland, B. I., & Parr-Brownlie, L. C. (2015). Patterned, but not tonic, optogenetic stimulation in motor thalamus improves reaching in acute drug-induced Parkinsonian rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(3), 1211-1216. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.3277-14.2015

Seeger-Armbruster, S., & von Ameln-Mayerhofer, A. (2013). Short- and long-term unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine lesions in rats show different changes in characteristics of spontaneous firing of substantia nigra pars reticulata neurons. Experimental Brain Research, 224(1), 15-24. doi: 10.1007/s00221-012-3285-3

Lettfuss, N. Y., Seeger-Armbruster, S., & von Ameln-Mayerhofer, A. (2013). Is behavioral sensitization to 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) mediated in part by cholinergic receptors? Behavioural Brain Research, 244, 116-119. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.01.033

Journal - Research Article

Sizemore, R. J., Seeger-Armbruster, S., Hughes, S. M., & Parr-Brownlie, L. C. (2016). Viral vector-based tools advance knowledge of basal ganglia anatomy and physiology. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115, 2124-2146. doi: 10.1152/jn.01131.2015

Seeger-Armbruster, S., Bosch-Bouju, C., Little, S. T. C., Smither, R. A., Hughes, S. M., Hyland, B. I., & Parr-Brownlie, L. C. (2015). Patterned, but not tonic, optogenetic stimulation in motor thalamus improves reaching in acute drug-induced Parkinsonian rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(3), 1211-1216. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.3277-14.2015

Lettfuss, N. Y., Seeger-Armbruster, S., & von Ameln-Mayerhofer, A. (2013). Is behavioral sensitization to 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) mediated in part by cholinergic receptors? Behavioural Brain Research, 244, 116-119. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.01.033

Seeger-Armbruster, S., & von Ameln-Mayerhofer, A. (2013). Short- and long-term unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine lesions in rats show different changes in characteristics of spontaneous firing of substantia nigra pars reticulata neurons. Experimental Brain Research, 224(1), 15-24. doi: 10.1007/s00221-012-3285-3

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