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Simone C Weiner

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Assistant Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy

Office: Bunting 208

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Ph.D. Physiology/Pharmacology - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1996 
M. S. Pharmacology - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1989
Doctor of Pharmacy - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1985

Research Interests
Excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission mechanisms in the sensory system. Alteration of gene expression and brain development. Behavioral analyses in genetically modified animals.

Chebabo, S.R., Santos, M.D., Pereira, E.F.R., Albuquerque. , E.X.  The organophosphate sarin, at low concentrations inhibits the evoked release of GABA in hippocampal slices of rat. NeuroToxicology, 1999, 20(6): 871-882.

Rocha, E.S., Santos, M.D., Chebabo, S.R., Aracava, Y., Albuquerque, E.X.  Low concentrations of the organophosphate VX affect spontaneous and evoked transmitter release from hippocampal neurons: toxicological relevance of cholinesterase-independent actions.  Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol, 1999, 159: 31-40.

Rocha, E.S., Chebabo, S.R., Santos, M.D., Aracava, Y., Albuquerque, E.X. An analysis of low level doses of cholinesterase inhibitors in cultured neurons and hippocampal slices of rats.  Drug and Chemical Toxicol., 1998, 21 (suppl.1) 191-200.

Chebabo, S.R., Hester, M.A., Aitken, P.G., Somjem, G.G.  Hypotonic exposure enhances synaptic transmission and triggers spreading depression in rat hippocampal tissue slices. Brain Research, 1995, 695: 203-216.

Chebabo, S.R., Hester, M.A., Jing, J., Aitken, P.G., Somjem; G.G.  Interstitial space, electrical resistance and ion concentrations during hypotonia of rat hippocampal slices.  Journal of Physiology, 1995, 487(3): 685-697.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Human Anatomy and Physiology Society
Society for Neuroscience American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy