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Tsung-Ung Wilson Woo, Ph.D., M.D.


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  1. R01MH104488 (BERRETTA, SABINA) Mar 1, 2015 - Feb 28, 2021
    Choroid plexus and mis_regulation of brain OTX2 in schizophrenia
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  2. R21MH082235 (WOO, TSUNG-UNG W.) Aug 1, 2009 - Jul 31, 2012
    GABA and Early Intervention of Schizophrenia
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01MH076060 (WOO, TSUNG-UNG W.) Sep 1, 2005 - Feb 29, 2016
    Parvalbumin-Containing Neurons in Schizophrenia
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R03MH068541 (WOO, TSUNG-UNG W) May 1, 2004 - Apr 30, 2007
    NMDA Receptors and GABA neurons in schizophrenia
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. P51RR000168 (FLIER, JEFFREY S) Jun 1, 1978 - Apr 30, 2013
    New England Primate Research Center Base Grant
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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  1. Kohlbrenner EA, Shaskan N, Pietersen CY, Sonntag KC, Woo TW. Gene expression profile associated with postnatal development of pyramidal neurons in the human prefrontal cortex implicates ubiquitin ligase E3 in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia onset. J Psychiatr Res. 2018 07; 102:110-117. PMID: 29635114; PMCID: PMC6347389.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  2. Conus P, Seidman LJ, Fournier M, Xin L, Cleusix M, Baumann PS, Ferrari C, Cousins A, Alameda L, Gholam-Rezaee M, Golay P, Jenni R, Woo TW, Keshavan MS, Eap CB, Wojcik J, Cuenod M, Buclin T, Gruetter R, Do KQ. N-acetylcysteine in a Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial: Toward Biomarker-Guided Treatment in Early Psychosis. Schizophr Bull. 2018 02 15; 44(2):317-327. PMID: 29462456.
    Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  3. Mauney SA, Woo TW, Sonntag KC. Cell Type-Specific Laser Capture Microdissection for Gene Expression Profiling in the Human Brain. Methods Mol Biol. 2018; 1723:203-221. PMID: 29344862.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  4. Sullivan K, Pantazopoulos H, Liebson E, Woo TW, Baldessarini RJ, Hedreen J, Berretta S. What can we learn about brain donors? Use of clinical information in human postmortem brain research. Handb Clin Neurol. 2018; 150:181-196. PMID: 29496141.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Sonntag KC, Woo TW. Laser microdissection and gene expression profiling in the human postmortem brain. Handb Clin Neurol. 2018; 150:263-272. PMID: 29496145.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Sonntag KC, Tejada G, Subburaju S, Berretta S, Benes FM, Woo TU. Limited predictability of postmortem human brain tissue quality by RNA integrity numbers. J Neurochem. 2016 07; 138(1):53-9. PMID: 27062510; PMCID: PMC4915987.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Bitanihirwe BK, Mauney SA, Woo TU. Weaving a Net of Neurobiological Mechanisms in Schizophrenia and Unraveling the Underlying Pathophysiology. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 10 15; 80(8):589-98. PMID: 27113498; PMCID: PMC5017894.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  8. Thermenos HW, Juelich RJ, DiChiara SR, Mesholam-Gately RI, Woodberry KA, Wojcik J, Makris N, Keshavan MS, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Woo TU, Petryshen TL, Goldstein JM, Shenton ME, McCarley RW, Seidman LJ. Hyperactivity of caudate, parahippocampal, and prefrontal regions during working memory in never-medicated persons at clinical high-risk for psychosis. Schizophr Res. 2016 May; 173(1-2):1-12. PMID: 26965745; PMCID: PMC4836956.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Mauney SA, Pietersen CY, Sonntag KC, Woo TW. Differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursors is impaired in the prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2015 Dec; 169(1-3):374-380. PMID: 26585218; PMCID: PMC4681621.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Athanas KM, Mauney SL, Woo TW. Increased extracellular clusterin in the prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2015 Dec; 169(1-3):381-385. PMID: 26482819; PMCID: PMC4681675.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  11. Briggs CE, Wang Y, Kong B, Woo TU, Iyer LK, Sonntag KC. Midbrain dopamine neurons in Parkinson's disease exhibit a dysregulated miRNA and target-gene network. Brain Res. 2015 Aug 27; 1618:111-21. PMID: 26047984; PMCID: PMC4522231.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  12. Bitanihirwe BK, Woo TU. Transcriptional dysregulation of ?-aminobutyric acid transporter in parvalbumin-containing inhibitory neurons in the prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Dec 30; 220(3):1155-9. PMID: 25312391.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  13. Pietersen CY, Mauney SA, Kim SS, Lim MP, Rooney RJ, Goldstein JM, Petryshen TL, Seidman LJ, Shenton ME, McCarley RW, Sonntag KC, Woo TU. Molecular profiles of pyramidal neurons in the superior temporal cortex in schizophrenia. J Neurogenet. 2014 Mar-Jun; 28(1-2):53-69. PMID: 24702465.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  14. Bitanihirwe BK, Woo TU. Perineuronal nets and schizophrenia: the importance of neuronal coatings. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2014 Sep; 45:85-99. PMID: 24709070.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  15. Pietersen CY, Mauney SA, Kim SS, Passeri E, Lim MP, Rooney RJ, Goldstein JM, Petreyshen TL, Seidman LJ, Shenton ME, Mccarley RW, Sonntag KC, Woo TU. Molecular profiles of parvalbumin-immunoreactive neurons in the superior temporal cortex in schizophrenia. J Neurogenet. 2014 Mar-Jun; 28(1-2):70-85. PMID: 24628518.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  16. Del Re EC, Bergen SE, Mesholam-Gately RI, Niznikiewicz MA, Goldstein JM, Woo TU, Shenton ME, Seidman LJ, McCarley RW, Petryshen TL. Analysis of schizophrenia-related genes and electrophysiological measures reveals ZNF804A association with amplitude of P300b elicited by novel sounds. Transl Psychiatry. 2014 Jan 14; 4:e346. PMID: 24424392.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Woo TU. Neurobiology of schizophrenia onset. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2014; 16:267-95. PMID: 23975845.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  18. Mauney SA, Athanas KM, Pantazopoulos H, Shaskan N, Passeri E, Berretta S, Woo TU. Developmental pattern of perineuronal nets in the human prefrontal cortex and their deficit in schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Sep 15; 74(6):427-35. PMID: 23790226.
    Citations: 122     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  19. von Hohenberg CC, Pasternak O, Kubicki M, Ballinger T, Vu MA, Swisher T, Green K, Giwerc M, Dahlben B, Goldstein JM, Woo TU, Petryshen TL, Mesholam-Gately RI, Woodberry KA, Thermenos HW, Mulert C, McCarley RW, Seidman LJ, Shenton ME. White matter microstructure in individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis: a whole-brain diffusion tensor imaging study. Schizophr Bull. 2014 Jul; 40(4):895-903. PMID: 23737549.
    Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Pasternak O, Westin CF, Bouix S, Seidman LJ, Goldstein JM, Woo TU, Petryshen TL, Mesholam-Gately RI, McCarley RW, Kikinis R, Shenton ME, Kubicki M. Excessive extracellular volume reveals a neurodegenerative pattern in schizophrenia onset. J Neurosci. 2012 Nov 28; 32(48):17365-72. PMID: 23197727.
    Citations: 146     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  21. Sonntag KC, Woo TU, Krichevsky AM. Converging miRNA functions in diverse brain disorders: a case for miR-124 and miR-126. Exp Neurol. 2012 Jun; 235(2):427-35. PMID: 22178324.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  22. Pietersen CY, Lim MP, Macey L, Woo TU, Sonntag KC. Neuronal type-specific gene expression profiling and laser-capture microdissection. Methods Mol Biol. 2011; 755:327-43. PMID: 21761317.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  23. Bitanihirwe BK, Woo TU. Oxidative stress in schizophrenia: an integrated approach. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2011 Jan; 35(3):878-93. PMID: 20974172.
    Citations: 127     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  24. Woo TU, Spencer K, McCarley RW. Gamma oscillation deficits and the onset and early progression of schizophrenia. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2010 May-Jun; 18(3):173-89. PMID: 20415633.
    Citations: 54     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  25. Bitanihirwe BK, Lim MP, Woo TU. N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor expression in parvalbumin-containing inhibitory neurons in the prefrontal cortex in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2010 Feb; 12(1):95-101. PMID: 20148871.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  26. Pantazopoulos H, Woo TU, Lim MP, Lange N, Berretta S. Extracellular matrix-glial abnormalities in the amygdala and entorhinal cortex of subjects diagnosed with schizophrenia. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010 Feb; 67(2):155-66. PMID: 20124115; PMCID: PMC4208310.
    Citations: 130     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  27. Bitanihirwe BK, Lim MP, Kelley JF, Kaneko T, Woo TU. Glutamatergic deficits and parvalbumin-containing inhibitory neurons in the prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia. BMC Psychiatry. 2009 Nov 16; 9:71. PMID: 19917116.
    Citations: 70     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  28. Pietersen CY, Lim MP, Woo TU. Obtaining high quality RNA from single cell populations in human postmortem brain tissue. J Vis Exp. 2009 Aug 06; (30). PMID: 19684564.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  29. Woo TUW, Canuso, CM, Wojcik JD, Brunette M, Green AI. Textbook of Psychopharmacology. Treatment of Schizophrenia. 2009.
  30. Woo TU, Shrestha K, Lamb D, Minns MM, Benes FM. N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor and calbindin-containing neurons in the anterior cingulate cortex in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Nov 01; 64(9):803-9. PMID: 18585682.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  31. Woo TU, Kim AM, Viscidi E. Disease-specific alterations in glutamatergic neurotransmission on inhibitory interneurons in the prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia. Brain Res. 2008 Jul 07; 1218:267-77. PMID: 18534564.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  32. Woo TU, Shrestha K, Amstrong C, Minns MM, Walsh JP, Benes FM. Differential alterations of kainate receptor subunits in inhibitory interneurons in the anterior cingulate cortex in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophr Res. 2007 Nov; 96(1-3):46-61. PMID: 17698324; PMCID: PMC2712609.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Woo TU, Crowell AL. Targeting synapses and myelin in the prevention of schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2005 Mar 01; 73(2-3):193-207. PMID: 15653262.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  34. Woo TUW, Zimmet SV, Wojcik JD, Canuso CM, Green AI . Textbook of Psychopharmacology. Treatment of Schizophrenia. 2005.
  35. Woo TU, Walsh JP, Benes FM. Density of glutamic acid decarboxylase 67 messenger RNA-containing neurons that express the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit NR2A in the anterior cingulate cortex in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2004 Jul; 61(7):649-57. PMID: 15237077.
    Citations: 151     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  36. Woo TUW, Zimmet SV, Wojcik JD, Canuso CM, Green AI . Treatment of Schizophrenia. 2004.
  37. Pierri JN, Chaudry AS, Woo TU, Lewis DA. Alterations in chandelier neuron axon terminals in the prefrontal cortex of schizophrenic subjects. Am J Psychiatry. 1999 Nov; 156(11):1709-19. PMID: 10553733.
    Citations: 93     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  38. Lewis DA, Pierri JN, Volk DW, Melchitzky DS, Woo TU. Altered GABA neurotransmission and prefrontal cortical dysfunction in schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 1999 Sep 01; 46(5):616-26. PMID: 10472415.
    Citations: 67     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  39. Woo TU, Whitehead RE, Melchitzky DS, Lewis DA. A subclass of prefrontal gamma-aminobutyric acid axon terminals are selectively altered in schizophrenia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 Apr 28; 95(9):5341-6. PMID: 9560277; PMCID: PMC20262.
    Citations: 136     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  40. Woo TU, Pucak ML, Kye CH, Matus CV, Lewis DA. Peripubertal refinement of the intrinsic and associational circuitry in monkey prefrontal cortex. Neuroscience. 1997 Oct; 80(4):1149-58. PMID: 9284067.
    Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  41. Woo TU, Miller JL, Lewis DA. Schizophrenia and the parvalbumin-containing class of cortical local circuit neurons. Am J Psychiatry. 1997 Jul; 154(7):1013-5. PMID: 9210755.
    Citations: 73     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  42. Woo TU, Finlay BL. Cortical target depletion and ingrowth of geniculocortical axons: implications for cortical specification. Cereb Cortex. 1996 May-Jun; 6(3):457-69. PMID: 8670671.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  43. Woo TU, Niederer JK, Finlay BL. Cortical target depletion and the developing lateral geniculate nucleus: implications for trophic dependence. Cereb Cortex. 1996 May-Jun; 6(3):446-56. PMID: 8670670.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
  44. Woo TU, Beale JM, Finlay BL. Dual fate of subplate neurons in a rodent. Cereb Cortex. 1991 Sep-Oct; 1(5):433-43. PMID: 1822751.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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