Ramya Sundararajan

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Efficient in vitro differentiation into specific cell types is more important than ever after the breakthrough in nuclear reprogramming of somatic cells and its potential for disease modeling and drug screening. Key success factors for neuronal differentiation are the yield of desired neuronal marker expression, reproducibility, length, and cost. Three main(More)
  • Laurie H Sanders, Josée Laganière, Oliver Cooper, Sally K Mak, B Joseph Vu, Y Anne Huang +10 others
  • 2014
Parkinson's disease associated mutations in leucine rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) impair mitochondrial function and increase the vulnerability of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neural cells from patients to oxidative stress. Since mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage can compromise mitochondrial function, we examined whether LRRK2 mutations can(More)
We investigated the relation between the two systems of visuospatial attention and working memory by examining the effect of normal variation in cholinergic and noradrenergic genes on working memory performance under attentional manipulation. We previously reported that working memory for location was impaired following large location precues, indicating(More)
We hypothesized that normal variation in genes influencing the bioavailability of dopamine in prefrontal cortex contribute to inter-individual differences in working memory (WM), particularly in healthy old age. To test this, 858 healthy young, middle-aged, and older people were tested on a spatial WM task and genotyped for catechol-O-methyltransferase(More)
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