Eric Stevens

Ph.D. 2007

Thesis Title:

How D-serine and glycine control NMDA receptors in the vertebrate retina

Current Position:

Indianapolis, Indiana

Major Advisor(s):

Robert F. Miller, M.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Stevens ER, Gustafson EC, Miller RF (2010). Glycine transport accounts for the differential role of glycine vs. D-serine at NMDA receptor coagonist sites in the salamander retina. Eur J Neurosci, 31(5): 808-16.
  • Stevens ER, Gustafson EC, Sullivan SJ, Esguerra M, Miller RF (2010). Light-evoked NMDA receptor-mediated currents are reduced by blocking D-serine synthesis in the salamander retina. Neuroreport, 21(4): 239-44
  • Gustafson EC, Stevens ER, Wolosker H, Miller RF (2007). Endogenous D-serine contributes to NMDA receptor sensitivity in the vertebrate retina. J. Neurophys. 98(1):122-30.
  • Stevens ER, Esguerra M, Kim PM, Newman EA, Snyder SH, Zahs KR, Miller RF (2003). D-Serine and serine racemase are present in the vertebrate retina and contribute to the physiological activation of NMDA receptors. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100(11): 6789-6794.
  • Faris PL, Kim SW, Meller WH, Goodale RL, Hofbauer RD, Oakman SA, Howard LA, Stevens ER, Eckert ED, Hartman BK (1998). Effect of ondansetron, a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, on the dynamic association between bulimic behaviors and pain thresholds. Pain 77(3): 297-303.
Eric Stevens