Eric Nestler, Professor and Chair of the Neuroscience Department, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. Website: http://neuroscience.mssm.edu/nestler/. AJ’s postdoctoral mentor, Eric Nestler, generously shares many reagents with our lab, and we collaborate with him and with many members of his group on addiction and depression projects.
Rachael Neve, Director of the Viral Gene Transfer Core, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA. Website: http://mcgovern.mit.edu/technology/viral-core-facility/meet-the-director. Rachael Neve is an invaluable advisor, designer, and producer of the viral vectors essential to all of our in vivo gene manipulations.
Gustavo Turecki, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Website: http://mgss.ca/gustavo-turecki. Gustavo Turecki, Co-Director of the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank, generously provides our group with postmortem brain samples from patients suffering from drug addiction and depression.
Vincent Vialou, Junior Investigator, INSERM, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. Website: http://cvscience.aviesan.fr/cv/1396/vincent-vialou. AJ and Vincent Vialou were postdoctoral fellows together in the Nestler lab and continue to collaborate and publish together on the role of ΔFosB in the function of the limbic system.
Ian Maze, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. Website: http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/ian-s-maze. Ian Maze and AJ have been friends and collaborators since working together in Eric Nestler’s lab during Ian’s graduate studies. Ian is a world leader in histone regulation in neurobiology, and helps to guide the Robison lab in many of our epigenetic studies.