Morrissey, J.M., Bigus, E. ‘19#, Necarsulmer, J.C., ’15#, Srinivasan, V. ’16# , Peppercorn, K., Mockett, B.G., Tate, W.P., Hughes, S.M., Parfitt, K.D. and Abraham, W.C. (2019) The Tripeptide RER Mimics Secreted Amyloid Precursor Protein-Alpha in Upregulating LTP. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 13:459-471. (#: undergraduate, Pomona College).
Mockett, B.G., Guévremont, D., Elder, M., Parfitt, K.D., Peppercorn, K., Morrissey, J., Singh, A., Hintz,T.J., Kochen, L., Tom Dieck, S, Schuman, E.M, Tate, W.P., Williams, J.M., and Abraham, W.C. (2019) Glutamate receptor trafficking and protein synthesis mediate the facilitation of LTP by secreted amyloid precursor protein–alpha; Journal of Neuroscience, 39: 3188-3203.
Wiertelak, E.P., Hardwick, J., Kerchner, M., Parfitt, K.D., & Ramirez, J.J. “The New Blueprints: Undergraduate Neuroscience Education in the Twenty-First Century,” (2018) Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education.
Tan, V.T.Y., Mockett, B.G., Ohline, S., Parfitt, K.D., Wickie, H.E., Peppercorn, K., Schoderboeck, L., Yahaya, M.F., Tate, W.P., Hughes, S.M. and Abraham, W.C. “Lentivirus-mediated expression of human secreted amyloid precursor protein-alpha prevents development of memory and plasticity deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease,” (2018) Molecular Brain 11:7.
Aby, E.S.’11, Gumps, K. #, Roth, A.J.’11, Sigmon, S.#, Kim, J.J. ’08, Kramer, N.J.’11, Parfitt, K.D., and Korey, C.A. (2013) “Mutations in palmitoyl-protein thioesterase 1 alter exocytosis and endocytosis at synapses in Drosophila larvae,” Fly, 7(4):267-279.
Krans, J.L., Parfitt, K.D., Gawera, K.D., Rivlin, P.K. and Hoy, R.R. (2009) “The resting membrane potential of Drosophila melanogaster larval muscle depends strongly on external calcium concentration,” Journal of Insect Physiology, 2009
Bisel, B.E*., Henkins, K.* and Parfitt, K.D. The Alzheimer amyloid ß-peptide Aß25-35 blocks adenylate cyclase-mediated forms of hippocampal long term potentiation (LTP). (2007) Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences, 1097: 58-63.
Johnson, K.G., Tenney, A.P., Duckworth, A., Parfitt, K.D., Marcu, O., Heslip, T.R., Marsh, J.L., Flanagan, J.G., and van Vactor, D. (2006) The HSPGs Syndecan and Dallylike bind the receptor phosphatase LAR and exert distinct effects on synaptic development. Neuron, 49:517-531.
With G.F. Reis, M.B. Lee, and A.S. Huang, "Adenylate Cyclase-mediated Forms of Synaptic Potentiation in Hippocampal Area CA1 are Reduced with Aging," Journal of Neurophysiology, 93:3381-3389, 2005
With N. Reist, J. Li, R. Burgess, D. Deitcher, A. DiAntonio, and T.L. Schwarz, "Drosophila Genetics and the Functions of Synaptic Proteins," Cold Spring Harbor Symposia in Quantitative Biology, 60, 371-377, 1995
With P. Bickford, A.M.-Y. Lin, and M.R. Palmer, "The Effects of Aging on the Interaction of Ethanol with Chemical Neurotransmission in the Brain," in Alcohol and Aging (T. Beresford and E.S.L. Gomberg, eds., Oxford University Press, 150-165, 1995)
With D.V. Madison, "Phorbol Esters Enhance Synaptic Transmission in the Hippocampus by a presynaptic, Calcium-dependent Mechanism," Journal of Physiology, 471, 245-268, 1993
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
President, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, 2000-2001
Pomona College, Faculty Research Grant, 1998
National Institute of Aging, Academic Research Enhancement Award, 1998
National Science Foundation, Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Grant, 1995
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), Research Grant, 1995
National Research Service Award, National Institute of Mental Health, 1991
Professional Development Network Grant, 2017, 2018
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Equipment Loan Grant, 2016
Hirsch Initiation Grant, 2003, 2009
Mellon Partnership Grant, 2009
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) Service Award, 2011
Pomona College Faculty Grant, 2014, 2018