Andrew M. Tan

Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research

Department of Neurology

Yale University School of Medicine, USA



2006 Ph.D., Stony Brook University, Neurobiology and Behavior

2001 B.S., University of Rochester,Neuroscience

Publications (Selected)

  1. Sasaki, M, Tan, AM, Zhao, P, Waxman, SG, and Kocsis, J. (2012) Combinatory olfactory ensheathing cell transplantation and phenytoin treatment promotes motor neuron survival after SCI. (in preparation)
  2. Samad OA, Tan AM, Cheng X, Foster E, Dib-Hajj SD, Waxman SG. Virus-mediated shRNA Knockdown of Na(v)1.3 in Rat Dorsal Root Ganglion Attenuates Nerve Injury-induced Neuropathic Pain. Molecular Therapy. 2012 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Tan AM, Chakrabarty S, Kimura H, Martin JH. Selective corticospinal tract injury in the rat induces primary afferent fiber sprouting in the spinal cord and hyperreflexia. J Neurosci.2012 Sep 12; 32(37): 12896-908.
  4. Tan, AM, Samad, OA, Fischer, TZ, Zhao, P, Persson, A, Waxman SG. (2012) Maladaptive dendritic spine remodeling contributes to diabetic neuropathic pain. J Neurosci. May 16; 32(20): 6795-807.
  5. Tan AM, Waxman SG. (2012) Spinal cord injury, dendritic spine remodeling, and spinal memory mechanisms. Exp Neurol. May; 235(1): 142-51. Epub 2011 Sep 7.
  6. Tan AM, Chang Y, Zhao P, Hains BC, Waxman SG. (2011) Rac1-Regulated Dendritic Spine Remod eling Contributes to Neuropathic Pain After Peripheral Nerve Injury. Exp Neurol. Dec; 232(2): 222-33. Epub 2011 Sep 17.
  7. Chang YW, Tan A, Saab C, Waxman S. (2010) Unilateral focal burn injury is followed by longlasting bilateral allodynia and neuronal hyperexcitability in spinal cord dorsal horn. J Pain. Feb; 11(2): 119-30.
  8. Sasaki M, Radtke C, Tan AM, Zhao P, Hamada H, Houkin K, Honmou O, Kocsis JD. (2009) BDNF-hypersecreting human mesenchymal stem cells promote functional recovery, axonal sprouting, and protection of corticospinal neurons after spinal cord injury. J Neurosci. (47): 14932-41.
  9. Tan AM, Choi JS*, Waxman SG, Hains BC. (2009) Dendritic spine remodeling after spinal cord injury alters neuronal signal processing. J Neurophysiol. Oct; 102(4): 2396-409.
  10. Tan AM, Zhao P, Waxman SG, Hains BC. (2009) Early microglial inhibition preemptively mitigates chronic pain development after experimental spinal cord injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 46(1): 123-33.
  11. Fischer, T, Tan, AM (*co-first author), Zhao, P, and Waxman, SG. (2009) Thalamic neuron hyperexcitability and enlarged receptive fields in the STZ model of diabetic pain. Brain Res. May 1; 1268: 154-61.
  12. Tan AM, Stamboulian S, Chang YW, Zhao P, Hains AB, Waxman SG, Hains BC. (2008) Neuropathic pain memory is maintained by Rac1-regulated dendritic spine remodeling after spinal cord injury. J Neurosci. Dec 3; 28(49): 13173-83.
  13. Tan AM, Petruska JC, Mendell LM, Levine JM. (2007) Sensory afferents regenerated into dorsal columns after spinal cord injury remain in a chronic pathophysiological state. Exp Neurol. Aug; 206(2): 257-68.
  14. Tan AM, Colletti M, Rorai AT, Skene JH, Levine JM. (2006) Antibodies against the NG2 proteoglycan promote the regeneration of sensory axons within the dorsal columns of the spinal cord. J Neurosci. May 3; 26(18): 4729-39.
  15. Tan AM, Zhang W, Levine JM. (2005) NG2: a component of the glial scar that inhibits axon growth. J Anat. Dec; 207(6): 717-25.

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