NEUROSCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENTS

Michael Patton

 
Michael Patton

Hometown

Wichita, Kansas


Education

BS, Neuroscience
Chemistry (Minor)

Trinity University - San Antonio, Texas


Lab Association

Daniel Lodge, Ph.D.


Hobbies and Interests

I’m a drag queen aficionado who enjoys spectating ultimate frisbee and skipping


Research

Michael is currently investigating the role of the thalamus in the regulation of mesolimbic dopamine activity in a preclinical rodent model of schizophrenia. Specifically, he is interested in pharmacological compounds that can regulate hyperdopaminergic activity in schizophrenia. This work will further the fields understanding of the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, and will lead to more efficacious antipsychotic treatments.



• Books and Publications •

Patton, M.S., Lodge, D.J., Morilak, D.A., and Girotti, M. (2016) Ketamine corrects stress-induced cognitive dysfunction through JAK2/STAT3 signaling in the orbitofrontal cortex Neuropsychopharmacology Nov 9.doi: 10.1038/npp.2016.236 [Epub ahead of print]


Donnegan, J.J., Patton, M.S., Chavera, T.A., Berg, K.A., Morilak, D.M. and Girotti, M. (2015) Interleukin-6 attenuates serotonin 2A receptor signaling by activating JAK-STAT pathway Mol Pharmacol. 87(3):492-500. doi: 10.1124/mol.114.096289 Epub 2014 Dec 30.


Robinson, C.D., Patton, M.S., and Johnson, M.A. (2015) Convergence in communication behavior and brain morphology in lizards: an evolutionary approach Current Zoology 61(2): 281-291



• Lectures, Posters and Presentations •

UT Learning and Memory Conference - Austin, Texas - 2015

Patton, M.S., Girotti, M., & Morilak, D.M. : Involvement of the JAK/STAT3 Signaling Pathway in Ketamine-induced Synaptic Plasticity (Poster)


UTHSCSA Center for Biomedical Neuroscience Annual Retreat - San Antonio, Texas - May 2015

Patton, M.S., Girotti, M., & Morilak, D.M. : Involvement of the JAK/STAT3 Signaling Pathway in Ketamine-induced Synaptic Plasticity (Poster)


Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference - Washington D.C. - November 2014

Girotti, M., Patton, M.S., Morilak, D.A. : Ketamine corrects reversal learning deficits induced by chronic cold stress – possible involvement of STAT3 (Poster)


Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference - Washington D.C. - November 2014

Donegan, J., Girotti, M., Chavera, T., Patton, M., Berg, K.A., & Morilak, D.A. : Interleukin 6 attenuates serotonin 2A receptor signaling through the JAK-STAT pathway (Poster)


UTHSCSA Pharmacology Graduate Student Symposium - San Antonio, Texas - October 2014

Girotti, M., Patton, M.S., Morilak, D.A. : Ketamine corrects reversal learning deficits induced by chronic cold stress – possible involvement of STAT3 (Poster)


Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology - San Francisco, California - 2013

Patton, M.S., T. Megahed, M.A. Johnson : Lateralization of aggressive behavior and brain morphology in the green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis) (Poster)