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Caren
Armstrong
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Cornell University
BS, 2004
University of California, Irvine
PhD, 2011
2005

Research

Ivan Soltesz, Ph.D.
“Entorhinal-Hippocampal Interactions: Interneuronal Regulation and Changes in Epilepsy”
Frances Chance, Ph.D.
Ron Frostig, Ph.D.
Ivan Soltesz, Ph.D.
Neuroscience
I am interested in GABAergic microcircuits, mechanisms of epileptogenesis and seizures, and pediatric neurology!
In Vivo Evaluation of the Dentate Gate Theory in Epilepsy
E Krook-Magnuson*, C Armstrong*, A Bui, S Lew, M Oijala, I Soltesz
The Journal of Physiology 2015 in press

Cerebellar Directed Optogenetic Intervention Inhibits Spontaneous Hippocampal Seizures in a Mouse Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
E Krook-Magnuson, G Szabo, C Armstrong, M Oijala, I Soltesz
eNeuro 1(1): e.2014

Closed-loop optogenetic intervention in mice
C Armstrong*, E Krook-Magnuson*, M Oijala, I Soltesz
Nature protocols 2013 8 (8), 1475-1493

On-demand optogenetic control of spontaneous seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy
E Krook-Magnuson*, C Armstrong*, M Oijala, I Soltesz
Nature communications 2013 4, 1376

Basket cell dichotomy in microcircuit function
C Armstrong, I Soltesz
The Journal of Physiology 2012 590 (4), 683-694

Neurogliaform and Ivy cells: a major family of nNOS expressing GABAergic neurons
C Armstrong, E Krook-Magnuson, I Soltesz
Frontiers in neural circuits 2012 6

Neurogliaform cells in the molecular layer of the dentate gyrus as feed‐forward γ‐aminobutyric acidergic modulators of entorhinal–hippocampal interplay
C Armstrong, J Szabadics, G Tamás, I Soltesz
Journal of Comparative Neurology 2011 519 (8), 1476-1491

Pursuing paradoxical proconvulsant prophylaxis for epileptogenesis
C Armstrong, RJ Morgan, I Soltesz
Epilepsia 2009 50 (7), 1657-1669

Single application of a CB1 receptor antagonist rapidly following head injury prevents long-term hyperexcitability in a rat model
J Echegoyen, C Armstrong, RJ Morgan, I Soltesz
Epilepsy research 2009 85 (1), 123-127

One-trial associative odor learning in neonatal mice
CM Armstrong*, LM DeVito*, TA Cleland
Chemical senses 2006 31 (4), 343-349
Oral Presentations:

Armstrong C, Krook-Magnuson E, Bui A, Oijala M, Soltesz I. (2014). Optogenetics, Epilepsy, and the 'Dentate Gate'. Oral Presentation presented at: Gordon Research Conference: Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization; West Dover, VT.

Armstrong C, Soltesz I. (2011). Entorhinal-Hippocampal Interactions: Interneuronal Regulation and Changes in Epilepsy. Thesis Defense presented at: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA.

Armstrong C, Wang J, Lee SY, Soltesz I. (2011). Perisomatic Parvalbumin-Positive Interneuronal Regulation of Segregated Medial Entorhinal Cortical Output Pathways. Oral Presentation presented at: Gordon Research Conference Inhibition in the CNS; Waterville, ME.


Poster Presentations:

Armstrong C, Krook-Magnuson E, Bui A, Oijala M, Soltesz I. (2014). Using On-demand Optogenetic Intervention to Evaluate the Role of the Dentate Gyrus in Epilepsy. Poster presented at: Gordon Research Conference: Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization; West Dover, VT.

Armstrong C, Krook-Magnuson E, Bui A, Oijala M, Soltesz I. (2014). Closed-loop Optogenetic Control of Temporal Lobe Epilpsy and the Role of the Dentate Gyrus in Spontaneous Seizure Activity. Poster presented at: When Epilepsy is Catastrophic; Molecular Causes & Their Consequences, 2nd biennial NRI symposium & workshop; Houston, TX.

Armstrong C, Krook-Magnuson E, Bui A, Oijala M, Soltesz I. (2014). Closed Loop Optogenetic Control of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and the Role of the Dentate Gyrus in Spontaneous Seizure Activity. Poster presented at: National MD/PhD Student Conference; Keystone, CO.

Armstrong C, Wang J, Lee SY, Varga C, Soltesz I. (2014). Perisomatic Interneuronal Regulation of Segregated Medial Entorhinal Cortical Output Pathways in Normal and Epileptic Animals. Poster presented at: UC Irvine Third International Epicenter Symposium; Newport Beach, CA.

Liang L, Ewell L, Armstrong C, Soltesz I, Leutgeb S, Leutgeb J. (2013). Interneurons robustly and consistently increase their firing rates during the minutes preceding behavioral seizures in a chronic model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Poster presented at: Society for Neuroscience annual meeting; San Diego, CA.

Armstrong C, Krook-Magnuson E, Oijala M, Soltesz I. (2012). Closed-Loop Optogenetic Control Of Spontaneous Seizures. Poster presented at: American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA.

Armstrong C, Krook-Magnuson E, Oijala M, Soltesz I. (2012). Closed-Loop Optogenetic Control of Spontaneous Seizures. Poster presented at: Gordon Research Conference, Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization; Waterville Valley, NH.

Harness JV, Armstrong C, Evans M, Soltesz I, Thompson L, Keirstead HS. (2011). Developing A Human Drug Discovery Platform For Huntington’s Disease. Poster presented at: 14th International Symposium on Neural Regeneration (ISNR); Pacific Grove, CA.

Armstrong C, Wang J, Lee SY, Soltesz I. (2011). Perisomatic Parvalbumin-Positive Interneuronal Regulation of Segregated Medial Entorhinal Cortical Output Pathways. Poster presented at: Gordon Research Conference Inhibition in the CNS; Waterville, ME.

Armstrong C, Varga C, Lee SY, Soltesz I. (2010). Investigating Target-Selectivity of GABAergic Control of Entorhinal Cortex Output in Epilepsy. Poster presented at: Gordon research conference Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization; Waterville, ME.

Armstrong C, Szabadics J, Tamas G, Soltesz I. (2009). Neurogliaform cells in the dentate gyrus. Poster presented at: Gordon Research Conference Inhibition in the CNS; Waterville, ME.

Armstrong C, Echegoyen JE, Soltesz I. (2008). Application of a single dose of the CB1 antagonist Rimonabant after injury prevents long-term post-traumatic decrease in seizure threshold. Poster presented at: American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting; Seattle, WA.

Echegoyen JE, Armstrong C, Soltesz I. (2008). Single, post-injury application of the CB1 antagonist Rimonabant prevents post-traumatic increase in seizure susceptibility. Poster presented at: Society for Neuroscience annual meeting; San Diego, CA.

Armstrong C, Szabadics J, Echegoyen JE, Soltesz I. (2008). Neurogliaform cells in the dentate gyrus of normal and concussively brain injured animals—a potential role in the function of the ‘dentate gate’. Poster presented at: Gordon Research Conference: Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization; Waterville, ME.

N Agange, C Armstrong, J Lin, E Dow. (2008). UCI School of Medicine Student-Run Free Clinic. Poster presented at: 13. STFM (Students and Teachers of Family Medicine) Conference on student-run clinic projects; Portland, OR.


Other publications:

Fenix JB, Agange N, Armstrong C, Francis A, Garrison-Jakel J, Ghaffar S, Hamilton C, Huang V, Kendall S, Mogannam A, Moran E, Rodriguez S, Trangsrud K, Ulloa J, Vargas E, Wang G. (2007, January 5). Project to Expand Clínica Cariño; Assessment of the Need and Feasibility of Expansion. self published for distribution at UCI & surrounding community.

Accolades

Epilepsy Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Training Fellowship (2012)
UC Irvine Public Impact Fellowship (2010-2011)
AMSG Student Service Award, UCI (2006)
Summa cum laude with high honors for research, Cornell University (2004)
Howard Hughes Research Scholar (2003)

Alumni

Child Neurology
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
2015

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