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Gianna Fote


Yale University
B.S. in Intensive Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Neurobiology Track


Mathew Blurton-Jones
Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Stem Cell Biology
Marsh, S. E., Karimzadeh, A., Abud, E. M., Lakatos, A., Yeung, S. T., Davtyan, H., Fote, G. . . . Blurton-Jones, M. (2016). The Adaptive Immune System Critically Regulates Alzheimer’S Disease Pathogenesis By Modulating Microglial Function. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 12(7). doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2016.06.906

Mineur, Yann S., Gianna M. Fote, Sam Blakeman, Emma L M Cahuzac, Sylvia A. Newbold, and Marina R. Picciotto. "Multiple Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Subtypes in the Mouse Amygdala Regulate Affective Behaviors and Response to Social Stress." Neuropsychopharmacology 41.6 (2015): 1579-587. Web.

Mineur, Y., Obayemi, A., Wigestrand, M., Fote, G., Calarco, C., Li, A., & Picciotto, M., (n.d.) Cholinergic signaling in the hippocampus regulates social stress resilience and anxiety-and depression-like behavior. (2013). Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 110(9), 3573-8
2016 Hereditary Disease Foundation Poster: Steffan JS, Franich N, Ochaba J, Thein S, Fote G, Yeung SY, Lau AL, Hernandez S, Casale M, Reidling J, Osmand A, Zeitlin SO, Masso M, Ratan RR, Housman DE, Pasparakis M, Chesselet MF, Thompson LM.Huntingtin and IKKB may work together in vivo to activate autophagy and slow HD progression.

2016 American Physician Scientist Association West Regional Conference, Poster. Fote, G., Poon W, Abud E., Blurton-Jones M. CD33 SNPs associated with altered gene expression and phagocytosis in PBMCs.

Fote, G., Wigestrand, M., Obayemi, A., Picciotto, M., & Mineur, Y. Cholinergic regulation of hippocampus-amygdala axis in depression-like and stress-related behavior. (2013) Society for Neuroscience poster, San Diego, CA

Fote, G., Mineur, Y., & Picciotto, M. (n.d.) Mood Regulation by Region-Specific Cholinergic Signaling (2013). Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal Symposium, 2013


UCI MIND Aging T32 Fellowship
Department of Biological Chemistry Travel Award 2017
UCI School of Medicine Class of 2018 Clinicopathology Conference Best Presentation Winner 2016
Athlete of the Quarter Fall 2016, UCI Women's Club Water Polo

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