ANJU VASUDEVAN, PHD
- Harvard title(s): Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
- McLean title(s): Director, Angiogenesis and Brain Development Laboratory,
Associate Neuroscientist, McLean Hospital
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- Telephone: 617-855-2049
- Fax: 617-855-3747
- Office Address: Mailstop # 333, MRC 118, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
- Degree(s): Dr. Vasudevan received her Master's degree in Biotechnology from the University of Mysore, India in 2000 and PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Cologne, Germany in 2004.
- Bio: Dr. Vasudevan completed postdoctoral studies in the Department of Neurology at MGH/HMS from 2004-2007. Dr. Vasudevan's work on early embryogenesis of the forebrain vascular system has opened up an entirely new conceptual framework from which to view this important component of brain development. Since then Dr. Vasudevan has received the NARSAD Young Investigator Award and NIH awards to pursue her research and currently directs the Angiogenesis and Brain Development laboratory at McLean Hospital. Dr. Vasudevan's research focuses primarily on defining mechanisms governing central nervous system (CNS) angiogenesis and how it influences key events during brain development: neurogenesis, neuronal differentiation and migration. This work has implications for understanding and treatment of a variety of nervous system disorders like schizophrenia, epilepsy, autism and mental retardation.
- Publications: PubMed search for Vasudevan Anju[au]
- Li S, Haigh K, Haigh, JJ and Vasudevan A. Endothelial VEGF sculpts cortical cytoarchitecture. The Journal of Neuroscience; in press.
- Kumar PT and Vasudevan A. Isolation and culture of endothelial cells from the embryonic forebrain. JOVE; in press.
- Won CK, Lin Z, Kumar PT, Li S, Ding L, ElKhal A, Szabo G and Vasudevan A. Autonomous vascular networks synchronize GABA neuron migration in the embryonic forebrain. Nature Communications; 2013;4:2149. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3149.
- Vasudevan A, Won CK, Li S, Erdelyi, F, Szabo G and Kim KS. Dopaminergic neurons modulate GABA neuron migration in the embryonic midbrain. Development; 2012; 139(17): 3136-41.
- Vasudevan A, Ho MSP, Weiergraber M, Nischt R, Schneider T, Lie A, Smyth N and Köhling R. Basement membrane protein nidogen-1 shapes hippocampal synaptic plasticity and excitability. Hippocampus; 2010; 20(5):608-20.
- Vasudevan A, Long JE, Crandall JE, Rubenstein JLR and Bhide PG. Compartment-specific transcription factors orchestrate angiogenesis gradients in the embryonic brain. Nature Neuroscience; 2008; 11(4): 429-39.