NeuroTimers of the 4th Edition.

Müzeyyen UGUR

Turkish citizen

Does neuronal co-expression of mu and delta opioid receptors in the lateral hypothalamus contribute to the timing of hedonic eating?



- Dominique MASSOTTE: INCI CNRS UPR3212/Unistra, Strasbourg, France

- Susanne LA FLEUR: AMC/UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PhD thesis defended: October 8th 2019 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NeuroTime Publications:

- Slomp M, Belegri E, Blancas-Velazquez AS, Diepenbroek C, Eggels L, Gumbs MCR, Joshi A, Koekkoek LL, Lamuadni K, Ugur M, Unmehopa UA, la Fleur SE, Mul JD. “Stressing the importance of choice: Validity of a preclinical free-choice high -caloric diet paradigm to model behavioral, physiological and molocular adaptations during human diet-induced obesity and metabolic dysfunction" J Neuroendocrinol. 2019 May;31(5):e12718. doi: 10.1111/jne.12718. Epub 2019 Apr 24. Review

- Morphine-dependent and abstinent mice are characterized by a broader distribution of the neurons co-expressing mu and delta opioid receptors. Pierre F, Ugur M, Faivre F, Doridot S, Veinante P, Massotte D. Neuropharmacology. 2019 Mar 8. pii: S0028-3908(19)30086-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2019.03.009.

- Ugur M., Derouiche L. and Massotte D. (2018) “Heteromerization modulates mu opioid receptor functional properties in vivo.” Frontiers in Pharmacology 9, 1240.


Chinese citizen

Role of thalamic input in working memory during stimulus-reward associative learning in healthy mice and animal models of schizophrenia



- Didier PINAULT: FMTS Insem U114/Unistra, Strasbourg, France

- Pieter ROELFSEMA: NIN/UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NeuroTime Publication:

- Mahdavi A, Qin Y, Aubry AS, Cornec D, Kulikova S, Pinault D. A single psychotomimetic dose of ketamine decreases thalamocortical spindles and delta oscillations in the sedated rat [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 4]. Schizophr Res. 2020;S0920-9964(20)30236-X. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2020.04.029


Costa Rican citizen

Overeating and food addiction: can light be used as an anti-obesity treatment?



- Jorge MENDOZA: INCI CNRS UPR3212/Unistra, Strasbourg France

- Andries KALSBEEK: NIN/UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NeuroTime Publication:

- Fleury G, Masís-Vargas A, Kalsbeek A. Metabolic implications of exposure to light at night: a compilation of animal and human evidence. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 Jul;28 Suppl 1:S18-S28. 3.

- Masís-Vargas A, Ritsema W.I.G.R., Mendoza J, Kalsbeek A. Metabolic effects of light at night are time-and wavelength-dependent in rats. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 Jul;28 Suppl 1:S114-S125.

- Masís-Vargas A, Hicks D, Kalsbeek A, Mendoza J. Blue light at night acutely impairs glucose tolerance and increases sugar intake in the diurnal rodent Arvicanthis ansorgei in a sex-dependent manner. Physiol Rep. 2019;7(20):e14257. doi:10.14814/phy2.14257

NeuroTime students of the 4th Edition (2015)

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Indian citizen

Role of the biological clock in retinal development



- Marie-Paule FELDER-SCHMITTBUHL: INCI CNRS UPR3212/Unistra, Strasbourg, France

- Arthur BERGEN: AMC/UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NeuroTime Publication:

- Bagchi U, Gegnaw ST, Milićević N, et al. Core-clock genes Period 1 and 2 regulate visual cascade and cell cycle components during mouse eye development [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 12]. Biochim Biophys Acta Gene Regul Mech. 2020;1863(10):194623. doi:10.1016/j.bbagrm.2020.194623

- Bagchi U, Micheal S, Siddiqui SN, Khan MI, Ten Brink JB, Felder-Schmittbuhl MP, Bergen AA. Mutation analysis of circadian clock gene BMAL1 in 21 Pakistani congenital cataract families. Clin. Invest. (Lond.) (2019) 9(1), 1-3. doi: 10.4172/ Clinical-Investigation.1000144©2019

Lamis SAAD

Lebanese citizen

Role of cyclical DNA methylation in genes controlled by drugs of abuse and natural reinforcers: implications in behavior and metabolism



- Patrick ANGLARD: LNCA CNRS UMR7364/Unistra, Strasbourg France

- Andries KALSBEEK: NIN/UvA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NeuroTime Publication:

- Regulation of Brain DNA Methylation Factors and of the Orexinergic System by Cocaine and Food Self-Administration.

Saad L, Sartori M, Pol Bodetto S, Romieu P, Kalsbeek A, Zwiller J, Anglard P. Mol Neurobiol. 2019 Jan 2. doi: 10.1007/s12035-018-1453-6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:30603957