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Ritchie Edward Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Title

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Other Affilation

Department of Psychiatry, VA Boston Healthcare System


Boston Va Med Ctr-W Roxbury
1400 VFW Pkwy
West Roxbury MA 02132

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Characterization of basal forebrain glutamate neurons suggests a role in control of arousal and avoidance behavior.
Authors: McKenna JT, Yang C, Bellio T, Anderson-Chernishof MB, Gamble MC, Hulverson A, McCoy JG, Winston S, Hodges E, Katsuki F, McNally JM, Basheer R, Brown RE.
Brain Struct Funct
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Optogenetic manipulation of an ascending arousal system tunes cortical broadband gamma power and reveals functional deficits relevant to schizophrenia.
Authors: McNally JM, Aguilar DD, Katsuki F, Radzik LK, Schiffino FL, Uygun DS, McKenna JT, Strecker RE, Deisseroth K, Spencer KM, Brown RE.
Mol Psychiatry
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Basal Forebrain Parvalbumin Neurons Mediate Arousals from Sleep Induced by Hypercarbia or Auditory Stimuli.
Authors: McKenna JT, Thankachan S, Uygun DS, Shukla C, McNally JM, Schiffino FL, Cordeira J, Katsuki F, Zant JC, Gamble MC, Deisseroth K, McCarley RW, Brown RE, Strecker RE, Basheer R.
Curr Biol
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Effects of a patient-derived de novo coding alteration of CACNA1I in mice connect a schizophrenia risk gene with sleep spindle deficits.
Authors: Ghoshal A, Uygun DS, Yang L, McNally JM, Lopez-Huerta VG, Arias-Garcia MA, Baez-Nieto D, Allen A, Fitzgerald M, Choi S, Zhang Q, Hope JM, Yan K, Mao X, Nicholson TB, Imaizumi K, Fu Z, Feng G, Brown RE, Strecker RE, Purcell SM, Pan JQ.
Transl Psychiatry
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Optogenetic stimulation of basal forebrain parvalbumin neurons modulates the cortical topography of auditory steady-state responses.
Authors: Hwang E, Brown RE, Kocsis B, Kim T, McKenna JT, McNally JM, Han HB, Choi JH.
Brain Struct Funct
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Thalamic Reticular Nucleus Parvalbumin Neurons Regulate Sleep Spindles and Electrophysiological Aspects of Schizophrenia in Mice.
Authors: Thankachan S, Katsuki F, McKenna JT, Yang C, Shukla C, Deisseroth K, Uygun DS, Strecker RE, Brown RE, McNally JM, Basheer R.
Sci Rep
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Validation of an automated sleep spindle detection method for mouse electroencephalography.
Authors: Uygun DS, Katsuki F, Bolortuya Y, Aguilar DD, McKenna JT, Thankachan S, McCarley RW, Basheer R, Brown RE, Strecker RE, McNally JM.
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Activation of basal forebrain purinergic P2 receptors promotes wakefulness in mice.
Authors: Yang C, Larin A, McKenna JT, Jacobson KA, Winston S, Strecker RE, Kalinchuk A, Basheer R, Brown RE.
Sci Rep
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Corrigendum to 'The menagerie of the basal forebrain: how many (neural) species are there, what do they look like, how do they behave and who talks to whom?' [Curr Opin Neurobiol 2017, 44:159-166].
Authors: Yang C, Thankachan S, McCarley RW, Brown RE.
Curr Opin Neurobiol
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Intrinsic membrane properties and cholinergic modulation of mouse basal forebrain glutamatergic neurons in vitro.
Authors: Yang C, McKenna JT, Brown RE.
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