Harvard Catalyst Profiles

Contact, publication, and social network information about Harvard faculty and fellows.

Beth Stevens, PH.D.


The research activities and funding listed below are automatically derived from NIH ExPORTER and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing items. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
  1. P50MH112491 (STEVENS, BETH ANN) May 15, 2017 - Apr 30, 2022
    Neural-immune mechanisms and synaptic connectivity in psychiatric illness
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R13NS101905 (STEVENS, BETH ANN) Mar 1, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018
    2017 Glial Biology Gordon Research Conference & Gordon Research Seminar
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. RF1AG051496 (HOWELL, GARETH R) Sep 30, 2015 - Aug 31, 2020
    Investigating the Role of Complement-expressing Myeloid Cells in Synapse Loss and Vascular Compromise in Alzheimers Disease
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  4. R01NS092578 (STEVENS, BETH ANN) Mar 15, 2015 - Feb 29, 2020
    Investigating CD47-SIRPa as novel protective signals during CNS synaptic pruning
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R01NS084298 (YANG, XIANGDONG WILLIAM) Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2019
    Complement-Microglia Interaction in Synaptic Loss and Neurodegeneration in HD
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
Newest   |   Oldest   |   Most Cited   |   Most Discussed   |   Timeline   |   Field Summary   |   Plain Text
PMC Citations indicate the number of times the publication was cited by articles in PubMed Central, and the Altmetric score represents citations in news articles and social media. (Note that publications are often cited in additional ways that are not shown here.) Fields are based on how the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classifies the publication's journal and might not represent the specific topic of the publication. Translation tags are based on the publication type and the MeSH terms NLM assigns to the publication. Some publications (especially newer ones and publications not in PubMed) might not yet be assigned Field or Translation tags.) Click a Field or Translation tag to filter the publications.
  1. Bernier LP, Bohlen CJ, York EM, Choi HB, Kamyabi A, Dissing-Olesen L, Hefendehl JK, Collins HY, Stevens B, Barres BA, MacVicar BA. Nanoscale Surveillance of the Brain by Microglia via cAMP-Regulated Filopodia. Cell Rep. 2019 Jun 04; 27(10):2895-2908.e4. PMID: 31167136.
  2. Hammond TR, Marsh SE, Stevens B. Immune Signaling in Neurodegeneration. Immunity. 2019 Apr 16; 50(4):955-974. PMID: 30995509.
  3. Hammond TR, Dufort C, Dissing-Olesen L, Giera S, Young A, Wysoker A, Walker AJ, Gergits F, Segel M, Nemesh J, Marsh SE, Saunders A, Macosko E, Ginhoux F, Chen J, Franklin RJM, Piao X, McCarroll SA, Stevens B. Single-Cell RNA Sequencing of Microglia throughout the Mouse Lifespan and in the Injured Brain Reveals Complex Cell-State Changes. Immunity. 2019 01 15; 50(1):253-271.e6. PMID: 30471926.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  4. Lehrman EK, Wilton DK, Litvina EY, Welsh CA, Chang ST, Frouin A, Walker AJ, Heller MD, Umemori H, Chen C, Stevens B. CD47 Protects Synapses from Excess Microglia-Mediated Pruning during Development. Neuron. 2018 Oct 10; 100(1):120-134.e6. PMID: 30308165.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  5. Nestor J, Arinuma Y, Huerta TS, Kowal C, Nasiri E, Kello N, Fujieda Y, Bialas A, Hammond T, Sriram U, Stevens B, Huerta PT, Volpe BT, Diamond B. Lupus antibodies induce behavioral changes mediated by microglia and blocked by ACE inhibitors. J Exp Med. 2018 Oct 01; 215(10):2554-2566. PMID: 30185634.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  6. Hammond TR, Robinton D, Stevens B. Microglia and the Brain: Complementary Partners in Development and Disease. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2018 10 06; 34:523-544. PMID: 30089221.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  7. Qin Y, Garrison BS, Ma W, Wang R, Jiang A, Li J, Mistry M, Bronson RT, Santoro D, Franco C, Robinton DA, Stevens B, Rossi DJ, Lu C, Springer TA. A Milieu Molecule for TGF-ß Required for Microglia Function in the Nervous System. Cell. 2018 06 28; 174(1):156-171.e16. PMID: 29909984.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  8. Giera S, Luo R, Ying Y, Ackerman SD, Jeong SJ, Stoveken HM, Folts CJ, Welsh CA, Tall GG, Stevens B, Monk KR, Piao X. Microglial transglutaminase-2 drives myelination and myelin repair via GPR56/ADGRG1 in oligodendrocyte precursor cells. Elife. 2018 05 29; 7. PMID: 29809138.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  9. Stevens B, Schafer DP. Roles of microglia in nervous system development, plasticity, and disease. Dev Neurobiol. 2018 Jun; 78(6):559-560. PMID: 29704318.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  10. Johnson MB, Stevens B. Pruning hypothesis comes of age. Nature. 2018 02 22; 554(7693):438-439. PMID: 29469125.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  11. Lloyd AC, Stevens B. Editorial overview: Glial biology. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2017 12; 47:iv-vi. PMID: 29246369.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  12. Hong S, Stevens B. TREM2: Keeping Microglia Fit during Good Times and Bad. Cell Metab. 2017 Oct 03; 26(4):590-591. PMID: 28978423.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  13. Schecter RW, Maher EE, Welsh CA, Stevens B, Erisir A, Bear MF. Experience-Dependent Synaptic Plasticity in V1 Occurs without Microglial CX3CR1. J Neurosci. 2017 11 01; 37(44):10541-10553. PMID: 28951447.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  14. Salter MW, Stevens B. Microglia emerge as central players in brain disease. Nat Med. 2017 Sep 08; 23(9):1018-1027. PMID: 28886007.
    Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  15. Shi Q, Chowdhury S, Ma R, Le KX, Hong S, Caldarone BJ, Stevens B, Lemere CA. Complement C3 deficiency protects against neurodegeneration in aged plaque-rich APP/PS1 mice. Sci Transl Med. 2017 05 31; 9(392). PMID: 28566429.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  16. Liddelow SA, Guttenplan KA, Clarke LE, Bennett FC, Bohlen CJ, Schirmer L, Bennett ML, Münch AE, Chung WS, Peterson TC, Wilton DK, Frouin A, Napier BA, Panicker N, Kumar M, Buckwalter MS, Rowitch DH, Dawson VL, Dawson TM, Stevens B, Barres BA. Neurotoxic reactive astrocytes are induced by activated microglia. Nature. 2017 01 26; 541(7638):481-487. PMID: 28099414.
    Citations: 212     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  17. Hong S, Wilton DK, Stevens B, Richardson DS. Structured Illumination Microscopy for the Investigation of Synaptic Structure and Function. Methods Mol Biol. 2017; 1538:155-167. PMID: 27943190.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  18. Hammond TR, Stevens B. Increasing the neurological-disease toolbox using iPSC-derived microglia. Nat Med. 2016 11 08; 22(11):1206-1207. PMID: 27824814.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  19. Loh KH, Stawski PS, Draycott AS, Udeshi ND, Lehrman EK, Wilton DK, Svinkina T, Deerinck TJ, Ellisman MH, Stevens B, Carr SA, Ting AY. Proteomic Analysis of Unbounded Cellular Compartments: Synaptic Clefts. Cell. 2016 Aug 25; 166(5):1295-1307.e21. PMID: 27565350.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  20. Schafer DP, Heller CT, Gunner G, Heller M, Gordon C, Hammond T, Wolf Y, Jung S, Stevens B. Microglia contribute to circuit defects in Mecp2 null mice independent of microglia-specific loss of Mecp2 expression. Elife. 2016 07 26; 5. PMID: 27458802.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  21. Hong S, Stevens B. Microglia: Phagocytosing to Clear, Sculpt, and Eliminate. Dev Cell. 2016 07 25; 38(2):126-8. PMID: 27459063.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  22. Vasek MJ, Garber C, Dorsey D, Durrant DM, Bollman B, Soung A, Yu J, Perez-Torres C, Frouin A, Wilton DK, Funk K, DeMasters BK, Jiang X, Bowen JR, Mennerick S, Robinson JK, Garbow JR, Tyler KL, Suthar MS, Schmidt RE, Stevens B, Klein RS. A complement-microglial axis drives synapse loss during virus-induced memory impairment. Nature. 2016 06 23; 534(7608):538-43. PMID: 27337340.
    Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  23. Hong S, Beja-Glasser VF, Nfonoyim BM, Frouin A, Li S, Ramakrishnan S, Merry KM, Shi Q, Rosenthal A, Barres BA, Lemere CA, Selkoe DJ, Stevens B. Complement and microglia mediate early synapse loss in Alzheimer mouse models. Science. 2016 May 06; 352(6286):712-716. PMID: 27033548.
    Citations: 213     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  24. All You Need Is Mentorship. Cell. 2016 Mar 10; 164(6):1092-1093. PMID: 26967274.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Stevens B, Muthukumar AK. Cellular neuroscience. Differences among astrocytes. Science. 2016 Feb 19; 351(6275):813. PMID: 26912878.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  26. Sekar A, Bialas AR, de Rivera H, Davis A, Hammond TR, Kamitaki N, Tooley K, Presumey J, Baum M, Van Doren V, Genovese G, Rose SA, Handsaker RE, Daly MJ, Carroll MC, Stevens B, McCarroll SA. Schizophrenia risk from complex variation of complement component 4. Nature. 2016 Feb 11; 530(7589):177-83. PMID: 26814963.
    Citations: 242     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  27. Hong S, Dissing-Olesen L, Stevens B. New insights on the role of microglia in synaptic pruning in health and disease. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2016 Feb; 36:128-34. PMID: 26745839.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  28. Chung WS, Welsh CA, Barres BA, Stevens B. Do glia drive synaptic and cognitive impairment in disease? Nat Neurosci. 2015 Nov; 18(11):1539-1545. PMID: 26505565.
    Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  29. Wu Y, Dissing-Olesen L, MacVicar BA, Stevens B. Microglia: Dynamic Mediators of Synapse Development and Plasticity. Trends Immunol. 2015 Oct; 36(10):605-613. PMID: 26431938.
    Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  30. Shi Q, Colodner KJ, Matousek SB, Merry K, Hong S, Kenison JE, Frost JL, Le KX, Li S, Dodart JC, Caldarone BJ, Stevens B, Lemere CA. Complement C3-Deficient Mice Fail to Display Age-Related Hippocampal Decline. J Neurosci. 2015 Sep 23; 35(38):13029-42. PMID: 26400934.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  31. Dissing-Olesen L, Hong S, Stevens B. New Brain Lymphatic Vessels Drain Old Concepts. EBioMedicine. 2015 Aug; 2(8):776-7. PMID: 26425672.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  32. Schafer DP, Stevens B. Microglia Function in Central Nervous System Development and Plasticity. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2015 Jul 17; 7(10):a020545. PMID: 26187728.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  33. Lehrman EK, Stevens B. Shedding light on glioma growth. Cell. 2015 May 07; 161(4):704-6. PMID: 25957677.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  34. Schafer DP, Stevens B. Brains, Blood, and Guts: MeCP2 Regulates Microglia, Monocytes, and Peripheral Macrophages. Immunity. 2015 Apr 21; 42(4):600-2. PMID: 25902477.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  35. Giera S, Deng Y, Luo R, Ackerman SD, Mogha A, Monk KR, Ying Y, Jeong SJ, Makinodan M, Bialas AR, Chang BS, Stevens B, Corfas G, Piao X. The adhesion G protein-coupled receptor GPR56 is a cell-autonomous regulator of oligodendrocyte development. Nat Commun. 2015 Jan 21; 6:6121. PMID: 25607655.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  36. Risher WC, Patel S, Kim IH, Uezu A, Bhagat S, Wilton DK, Pilaz LJ, Singh Alvarado J, Calhan OY, Silver DL, Stevens B, Calakos N, Soderling SH, Eroglu C. Astrocytes refine cortical connectivity at dendritic spines. Elife. 2014 Dec 17; 3. PMID: 25517933.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  37. Bilimoria PM, Stevens B. Microglia function during brain development: New insights from animal models. Brain Res. 2015 Aug 18; 1617:7-17. PMID: 25463024.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  38. Schafer DP, Lehrman EK, Heller CT, Stevens B. An engulfment assay: a protocol to assess interactions between CNS phagocytes and neurons. J Vis Exp. 2014 Jun 08; (88). PMID: 24962472.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  39. Wu LJ, Stevens B, Duan S, MacVicar BA. Microglia in neuronal circuits. Neural Plast. 2013; 2013:586426. PMID: 24455310.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  40. Bialas AR, Stevens B. TGF-ß signaling regulates neuronal C1q expression and developmental synaptic refinement. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Dec; 16(12):1773-82. PMID: 24162655.
    Citations: 106     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  41. Schafer DP, Stevens B. Phagocytic glial cells: sculpting synaptic circuits in the developing nervous system. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2013 Dec; 23(6):1034-40. PMID: 24157239.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  42. Bialas AR, Stevens B. Glia: regulating synaptogenesis from multiple directions. Curr Biol. 2012 Oct 09; 22(19):R833-5. PMID: 23058800.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  43. Schafer DP, Lehrman EK, Stevens B. The "quad-partite" synapse: microglia-synapse interactions in the developing and mature CNS. Glia. 2013 Jan; 61(1):24-36. PMID: 22829357.
    Citations: 101     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  44. Schafer DP, Lehrman EK, Kautzman AG, Koyama R, Mardinly AR, Yamasaki R, Ransohoff RM, Greenberg ME, Barres BA, Stevens B. Microglia sculpt postnatal neural circuits in an activity and complement-dependent manner. Neuron. 2012 May 24; 74(4):691-705. PMID: 22632727.
    Citations: 560     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  45. Stephan AH, Barres BA, Stevens B. The complement system: an unexpected role in synaptic pruning during development and disease. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2012; 35:369-89. PMID: 22715882.
    Citations: 208     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  46. Tremblay MÈ, Stevens B, Sierra A, Wake H, Bessis A, Nimmerjahn A. The role of microglia in the healthy brain. J Neurosci. 2011 Nov 09; 31(45):16064-9. PMID: 22072657.
    Citations: 237     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  47. Ransohoff RM, Stevens B. Neuroscience. How many cell types does it take to wire a brain? Science. 2011 Sep 09; 333(6048):1391-2. PMID: 21903801.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  48. Blank M, Fuerst PG, Stevens B, Nouri N, Kirkby L, Warrier D, Barres BA, Feller MB, Huberman AD, Burgess RW, Garner CC. The Down syndrome critical region regulates retinogeniculate refinement. J Neurosci. 2011 Apr 13; 31(15):5764-76. PMID: 21490218.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  49. Håvik B, Le Hellard S, Rietschel M, Lybæk H, Djurovic S, Mattheisen M, Mühleisen TW, Degenhardt F, Priebe L, Maier W, Breuer R, Schulze TG, Agartz I, Melle I, Hansen T, Bramham CR, Nöthen MM, Stevens B, Werge T, Andreassen OA, Cichon S, Steen VM. The complement control-related genes CSMD1 and CSMD2 associate to schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Jul 01; 70(1):35-42. PMID: 21439553.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Howell GR, Macalinao DG, Sousa GL, Walden M, Soto I, Kneeland SC, Barbay JM, King BL, Marchant JK, Hibbs M, Stevens B, Barres BA, Clark AF, Libby RT, John SW. Molecular clustering identifies complement and endothelin induction as early events in a mouse model of glaucoma. J Clin Invest. 2011 Apr; 121(4):1429-44. PMID: 21383504.
    Citations: 122     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  51. Chu Y, Jin X, Parada I, Pesic A, Stevens B, Barres B, Prince DA. Enhanced synaptic connectivity and epilepsy in C1q knockout mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Apr 27; 107(17):7975-80. PMID: 20375278.
    Citations: 80     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  52. Schafer DP, Stevens B. Synapse elimination during development and disease: immune molecules take centre stage. Biochem Soc Trans. 2010 Apr; 38(2):476-81. PMID: 20298206.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  53. Rosen AM, Stevens B. The role of the classical complement cascade in synapse loss during development and glaucoma. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010; 703:75-93. PMID: 20711708.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  54. Stevens B. Neuron-astrocyte signaling in the development and plasticity of neural circuits. Neurosignals. 2008; 16(4):278-88. PMID: 18635944.
    Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  55. Chen Y, Stevens B, Chang J, Milbrandt J, Barres BA, Hell JW. NS21: re-defined and modified supplement B27 for neuronal cultures. J Neurosci Methods. 2008 Jun 30; 171(2):239-47. PMID: 18471889.
    Citations: 111     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  56. Stevens B, Allen NJ, Vazquez LE, Howell GR, Christopherson KS, Nouri N, Micheva KD, Mehalow AK, Huberman AD, Stafford B, Sher A, Litke AM, Lambris JD, Smith SJ, John SW, Barres BA. The classical complement cascade mediates CNS synapse elimination. Cell. 2007 Dec 14; 131(6):1164-78. PMID: 18083105.
    Citations: 630     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  57. Ishibashi T, Dakin KA, Stevens B, Lee PR, Kozlov SV, Stewart CL, Fields RD. Astrocytes promote myelination in response to electrical impulses. Neuron. 2006 Mar 16; 49(6):823-32. PMID: 16543131.
    Citations: 188     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  58. Stevens B. Cross-talk between growth factor and purinergic signalling regulates Schwann cell proliferation. Novartis Found Symp. 2006; 276:162-75; discussion 175-80, 233-7, 275-81. PMID: 16805429.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  59. Stevens B. Glia: much more than the neuron's side-kick. Curr Biol. 2003 Jun 17; 13(12):R469-72. PMID: 12814563.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  60. Stevens B, Porta S, Haak LL, Gallo V, Fields RD. Adenosine: a neuron-glial transmitter promoting myelination in the CNS in response to action potentials. Neuron. 2002 Dec 05; 36(5):855-68. PMID: 12467589.
    Citations: 135     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
Local representatives can answer questions about the Profiles website or help with editing a profile or issues with profile data. For assistance with this profile: HMS/HSDM faculty should contact feedbackcatalyst.harvard.edu. For faculty or fellow appointment updates and changes, please ask your appointing department to contact HMS. For fellow personal and demographic information, contact HMS Human Resources at human_resourceshms.harvard.edu. For faculty personal and demographic information, contact HMS Office for Faculty Affairs at facappthms.harvard.edu.
Stevens's Networks
Click the
buttons for more information and interactive visualizations!
Concepts (312)
Co-Authors (28)
Similar People (60)
Same Department 
Physical Neighbors
Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.