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Isabel A. Muzzio


Ph.D. in Psychology, Rutgers University, 1999

Current position

Assistant Professor in Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2008-present

Publications (selected from a total of 18)

  1. Levita, L. and Muzzio, I. A. (2010). Role of the hippocampus in goal-oriented tasks requiring retrieval of spatial versus non-spatial information. Neurobiol Learn Mem 93(4): 581-588.
  2. Muzzio, I. A., Kentros, C. and Kandel, E. (2009). What is remembered? Role of attention on the encoding and retrieval of hippocampal representations. J Physiol 587(Pt 12): 2837-2854.
  3. Muzzio, I. A., Levita, L., Kulkarni, J., Monaco, J., Kentros, C., Stead, M., Abbott, L. F. and Kandel, E. R. (2009). Attention enhances the retrieval and stability of visuospatial and olfactory representations in the dorsal hippocampus. PLoS Biol 7(6): e1000140.
  4. Chen, A.*, Muzzio, I. A.*, Malleret, G., Bartsch, D., Verbitsky, M., Pavlidis, P., Yonan, A. L., Vronskaya, S., Grody, M. B., Cepeda, I., Gilliam, T. C. and Kandel, E. R. (2003). Inducible enhancement of memory storage and synaptic plasticity in transgenic mice expressing an inhibitor of ATF4 (CREB-2) and C/EBP proteins. Neuron 39(4): 655-669. (*) These authors contributed equally to this work.
  5. Morozov, A.*, Muzzio, I. A.*, Bourtchouladze, R., Van-Strien, N., Lapidus, K., Yin, D., Winder, D. G., Adams, J. P., Sweatt, J. D. and Kandel, E. R. (2003). Rap1 couples cAMP signaling to a distinct pool of p42/44MAPK regulating excitability, synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory. Neuron 39(2): 309-325. (*) These authors contributed equally to this work.
  6. Muzzio, I. A., Gandhi, C. C., Manyam, U., Pesnell, A. and Matzel, L. D. (2001). Receptor-stimulated phospholipase A(2) liberates arachidonic acid and regulates neuronal excitability through protein kinase C. J Neurophysiol 85(4): 1639-1647.
  7. Winder, D. G., Martin, K. C., Muzzio, I. A., Rohrer, D., Chruscinski, A., Kobilka, B. and Kandel, E. R. (1999). ERK plays a regulatory role in induction of LTP by theta frequency stimulation and its modulation by beta-adrenergic receptors. Neuron 24(3): 715-726.
  8. Talk, A. C., Muzzio, I. A. and Matzel, L. D. (1999). Neurophysiological substrates of context conditioning in Hermissenda suggest a temporally invariant form of activity-dependent neuronal facilitation. Neurobiol Learn Mem 72(2): 95-117.
  9. Muzzio, I. A., Ramirez, R. R., Talk, A. C. and Matzel, L. D. (1999). Interactive contributions of intracellular calcium and protein phosphatases to massed-trials learning deficits in Hermissenda. Behav Neurosci 113(1): 103-117.
  10. Muzzio, I.A., Talk, A.C., and Matzel, L.D. (1997). Intracellular calcium and voltage-responses during punctuate, prolonged and repetitive light exposure in Hermissenda photoreceptors. Neuroreport, 9, 1625-1631.
  11. Ramirez, R.R., Gandhi, C., Muzzio, I.A., and Matzel, L.D. (1997). Biophysical and behavioral substrates of protein synthesis-dependent and independent stages of associative memory in Hermissenda. Learning and Memory, 4, 462-477.
  12. Muzzio, I. A., Talk, A. C. and Matzel, L. D. (1997). Incremental redistribution of protein kinase C underlies the acquisition curve during in vitro associative conditioning in Hermissenda. Behav Neurosci 111(4): 739-753.
  13. Talk, A. C., Muzzio, I. A. and Matzel, L. D. (1997). Phospholipases and arachidonic acid contribute independently to sensory transduction and associative neuronal facilitation in Hermissenda type B photoreceptors. Brain Res 751(2): 196-205.
  14. Matzel, L. D., Muzzio, I. A. and Talk, A. C. (1996). Variations in learning reflect individual differences in sensory function and synaptic integration. Behav Neurosci 110(5): 1084-1095.
  15. Matzel, L. D., Muzzio, I. A. and Rogers, R. F. (1995). Diverse current and voltage responses to baclofen in an identified molluscan photoreceptor. J Neurophysiol 74(2): 506-518.
Protocols by Isabel A. Muzzio
  1. Fear Conditioning Assay in Mouse