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Anusha Priya

apriya@mcw.edu

Research Interest

  • Coupling of neuronal activity and energy metabolism
  • Advisor: Margaret Wong-Riley, PhD, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Education

  • BS 2006, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
    • Major: Computer Science
  • PhD 2013, Medical College of Wisconsin

Research Experience

  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2007
    • Advisor: Dr Rohit Bhargava
    • Project: Utilized infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) to automate the identification and grading of cancerous colon tissue.
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 2005
    • Advisor: Dr Thomas Anastasio
    • Project: Modeled the neural pathway from the eye to the cerebellum based on numerous research papers.

Publications

  • Priya, Anusha, Kaid Johar, Bindu Nair, and Margaret TT Wong-Riley.  Nuclear respiratory factor 2 regulates the transcription of AMPA receptor subunit GluA2 (Gria2).  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Cell Research ePub ahead of print (2014).
  • Priya, Anusha, Kaid Johar, Bindu Nair, and Margaret TT Wong-Riley.  Specificity protein 4 (Sp4) regulates the transcription of AMPA receptor subunit GluA2 (GluA2).  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Cell Research 1843, no. 6 (2014): 1196-1206.
  • Xavier Llorà, Anusha Priya, Rohit Bhargava: Observer-invariant histopathology using genetics-based machine learning. Natural Computing 8(1): 101-120 (2009)
  • Priya, Anusha, Kaid Johar, and Margaret TT Wong-Riley.  Specificity protein 4 functionally regulates the transcription of NMDA receptor subunits GluN1, GluN2A, and GluN2B.  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Cell Research 1833, no. 12 (2013): 2745-2756.
  • Priya, Anusha, Kaid Johar, and Margaret TT Wong-Riley.  Nuclear respiratory factor 2 regulates the expression of the same NMDA receptor subunit genes as NRF-1: both factors act by a concurrent and parallel mechanism to couple energy metabolism and synaptic transmission. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Cell Research 1833, no. 1 (2013): 48-58.
  • Johar, Kaid, Anusha Priya, and Margaret TT Wong-Riley.  Regulation of Na+/K+-ATPase by neuron-specific transcription factor Sp4: implication in the tight coupling of energy production, neuronal activity and energy consumption in neurons.  European Journal of Neuroscience 39, no. 4 (2014): 566-578.
  • Johar, Kaid, Anusha Priya, Shilpa Dhar, Qiuli Liu, and Margaret TT Wong‐Riley.  Neuron‐specific specificity protein 4 bigenomically regulates the transcription of all mitochondria‐and nucleus‐encoded cytochrome c oxidase subunit genes in neurons.  Journal of neurochemistry 127, no. 4 (2013): 496-508.
  • Johar, Kaid, Anusha Priya, and Margaret TT Wong-Riley.  Regulation of Na+/K+-ATPase by Nuclear Respiratory Factor 1: implication in the tight coupling of neuronal activity, energy generation, and energy consumption.  Journal of Biological Chemistry 287, no. 48 (2012): 40381-40390.
  • Llorà, Xavier, Anusha Priya, and Rohit Bhargava.  Observer-invariant histopathology using genetics-based machine learning.  Natural Computing 8, no. 1 (2009): 101-120.

Interests

  • Reading books, Computer programming, Tennis, Piano
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