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Michael Bienkowski

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Research Neurology
Phone+1 323 442 7246
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    My scientific goals are to identify the structural organization of neural networks and then dissect the functional role of specific network circuits to understand how the circuits cooperate to produce animal behavior.

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    Structural and Functional Neural Network Mediating Fear Memory and PTSD
    NIH/NIMH F32MH107071Sep 16, 2015 - Sep 15, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Li R, Zhu M, Li J, Bienkowski MS, Foster NN, Xu H, Ard T, Bowman I, Zhou C, Veldman MB, Yang XW, Hintiryan H, Zhang J, Dong HW. Precise segmentation of densely interweaving neuron clusters using G-Cut. Nat Commun. 2019 04 04; 10(1):1549. PMID: 30948706.
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    2. Bienkowski MS, Benavidez NL, Wu K, Gou L, Becerra M, Dong HW. Extrastriate connectivity of the mouse dorsal lateral geniculate thalamic nucleus. J Comp Neurol. 2019 May 15; 527(9):1419-1442. PMID: 30620046.
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    3. Bienkowski MS, Bowman I, Song MY, Gou L, Ard T, Cotter K, Zhu M, Benavidez NL, Yamashita S, Abu-Jaber J, Azam S, Lo D, Foster NN, Hintiryan H, Dong HW. Integration of gene expression and brain-wide connectivity reveals the multiscale organization of mouse hippocampal networks. Nat Neurosci. 2018 Nov; 21(11):1628-1643. PMID: 30297807.
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    4. Hintiryan H, Foster NN, Bowman I, Bay M, Song MY, Gou L, Yamashita S, Bienkowski MS, Zingg B, Zhu M, Yang XW, Shih JC, Toga AW, Dong HW. The mouse cortico-striatal projectome. Nat Neurosci. 2016 08; 19(8):1100-14. PMID: 27322419.
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    5. Zingg B, Hintiryan H, Gou L, Song MY, Bay M, Bienkowski MS, Foster NN, Yamashita S, Bowman I, Toga AW, Dong HW. Neural networks of the mouse neocortex. Cell. 2014 Feb 27; 156(5):1096-111. PMID: 24581503.
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    6. Bienkowski MS, Wendel ES, Rinaman L. Organization of multisynaptic circuits within and between the medial and the central extended amygdala. J Comp Neurol. 2013 Oct 15; 521(15):3406-31. PMID: 23640841.
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    7. Bienkowski MS, Rinaman L. Common and distinct neural inputs to the medial central nucleus of the amygdala and anterior ventrolateral bed nucleus of stria terminalis in rats. Brain Struct Funct. 2013 Jan; 218(1):187-208. PMID: 22362201.
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    8. Bienkowski MS, Rinaman L. Immune challenge activates neural inputs to the ventrolateral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. Physiol Behav. 2011 Aug 03; 104(2):257-65. PMID: 21402087.
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    9. Bienkowski MS, Rinaman L. Noradrenergic inputs to the paraventricular hypothalamus contribute to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and central Fos activation in rats after acute systemic endotoxin exposure. Neuroscience. 2008 Oct 28; 156(4):1093-102. PMID: 18773942.
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