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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Neuroscience H-index 141 Citations 90,615 249 World Ranking 54 National Ranking 34

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2011 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2011 - Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Medical Research Award

2008 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2005 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2005 - Perl-UNC Prize, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Discovery of Mechanisms that Underlie Long-term Synaptic Plasticity

2004 - Member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

1990 - Fellow of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Gene
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuron

Robert C. Malenka focuses on Neuroscience, Synaptic plasticity, Long-term potentiation, Long-term depression and Excitatory postsynaptic potential. His research integrates issues of AMPA receptor, Silent synapse and Metaplasticity in his study of Neuroscience. His work is dedicated to discovering how Synaptic plasticity, Memoria are connected with Experimental model and Calcium signaling and other disciplines.

His studies deal with areas such as Postsynaptic potential and Neurotransmission as well as Long-term potentiation. His Neurotransmission study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Protein Phosphatase Inhibitor, Neurotransmitter and Cell biology. His Excitatory postsynaptic potential research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Hippocampal formation, Hippocampus, Neuron and Anatomy.

His most cited work include:

  • LTP and LTD: an embarrassment of riches. (3088 citations)
  • Long-Term Potentiation--A Decade of Progress? (2429 citations)
  • AMPA Receptor Trafficking and Synaptic Plasticity (2215 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of study are Neuroscience, Long-term potentiation, Synaptic plasticity, Excitatory postsynaptic potential and Neurotransmission. His study in Neuroscience is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both NMDA receptor, AMPA receptor, Long-term depression and Postsynaptic potential. Robert C. Malenka interconnects Hippocampal formation, Synapse, Hippocampus and Cell biology in the investigation of issues within Long-term potentiation.

Synaptic plasticity is frequently linked to Anatomy in his study. His Excitatory postsynaptic potential research incorporates elements of Nucleus accumbens and Dopamine. The concepts of his Neurotransmission study are interwoven with issues in Electrophysiology and Neurotransmitter.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Neuroscience (69.00%)
  • Long-term potentiation (35.87%)
  • Synaptic plasticity (28.27%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2012-2021)?

  • Neuroscience (69.00%)
  • Optogenetics (6.38%)
  • Nucleus accumbens (13.07%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Robert C. Malenka mostly deals with Neuroscience, Optogenetics, Nucleus accumbens, Cell biology and Long-term potentiation. Dopamine, Biological neural network, Excitatory postsynaptic potential, Ventral tegmental area and Neuron are among the areas of Neuroscience where the researcher is concentrating his efforts. His Excitatory postsynaptic potential research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Synapse and Patch clamp.

His Nucleus accumbens research integrates issues from Medium spiny neuron, Addiction, Basolateral amygdala and Deep brain stimulation. The various areas that he examines in his Long-term potentiation study include Synaptic plasticity, AMPA receptor and Postsynaptic potential. Robert C. Malenka has researched Postsynaptic potential in several fields, including NMDA receptor, Signal transduction and Neurotransmission.

Between 2012 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Natural Neural Projection Dynamics Underlying Social Behavior (681 citations)
  • Social reward requires coordinated activity of nucleus accumbens oxytocin and serotonin (589 citations)
  • Circuit Architecture of VTA Dopamine Neurons Revealed by Systematic Input-Output Mapping. (439 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Gene
  • Neuron
  • Neuroscience

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Neuroscience, Cell biology, Nucleus accumbens, Optogenetics and Dopamine. His study in Ventral tegmental area, Neuron, Biological neural network, Electrophysiology and Inhibitory postsynaptic potential is carried out as part of his studies in Neuroscience. His study in Cell biology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Long-term potentiation, Exocytosis, Postsynaptic potential and AMPA receptor.

His research in Long-term potentiation intersects with topics in NMDA receptor and Postsynaptic density. In the field of NMDA receptor, his study on Long-term depression overlaps with subjects such as Nanotechnology. His Nucleus accumbens research also works with subjects such as

  • Medium spiny neuron which connect with Genetics, Indirect pathway of movement, Synaptic plasticity and Cell,
  • Anatomy that connect with fields like Ventral striatum.

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Top Publications

Control of synaptic strength by glial TNFalpha.

Eric C. Beattie;David Stellwagen;Wade Morishita;Jacqueline C. Bresnahan.
Science (2002)

1623 Citations

Involvement of a calcineurin/ inhibitor-1 phosphatase cascade in hippocampal long-term depression

Rosel M. Mulkey;Shogo Endo;Shirish Shenolikar;Robert C. Malenka.
Nature (1994)

1198 Citations

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