Helen E. Scharfman

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Helen Scharfman

Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Professor, Department of Psychiatry


Contact Info

845-398-5427
Helen.Scharfman@nyumc.org

Research Keywords

hippocampus and parahippocampal areas, their role in normal function and their contribution to neurological disorders and mental illness, neurotrophins (BDNF)and neuronal plasticity, neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus, mechanisms controlling neuronal excitability; seizures; epilepsy, neuronal modulation by reproductive steroids, brain and spinal cord injury; neuroprotection, imaging, molecular, cellular, & translational neuroscience, systems, cognitive, & computational neuroscience

Hilar granule cells of the mouse dentate gyrus: effects of age, septotemporal location, strain, and selective deletion of the proapoptotic gene BAX
Bermudez-Hernandez, Keria; Lu, Yi-Ling; Moretto, Jillian; Jain, Swati; LaFrancois, John J; Duffy, Aine M; Scharfman, Helen E. Hilar granule cells of the mouse dentate gyrus: effects of age, septotemporal location, strain, and selective deletion of the proapoptotic gene BAX. Brain structure & function. 2017 Mar 17;:?-? (2499252)

Acute restraint stress decreases c-fos immunoreactivity in hilar mossy cells of the adult dentate gyrus
Moretto, Jillian N; Duffy, Aine M; Scharfman, Helen E. Acute restraint stress decreases c-fos immunoreactivity in hilar mossy cells of the adult dentate gyrus. Brain structure & function. 2017 Feb 11;:?-? (2448882)

Sex differences in hippocampal area CA3 pyramidal cells
Scharfman, Helen E; MacLusky, Neil J. Sex differences in hippocampal area CA3 pyramidal cells. Journal of neuroscience research. 2017 Jan 02;95(1-2):563-575 (2314172)

The enigmatic mossy cell of the dentate gyrus
Scharfman, Helen E. The enigmatic mossy cell of the dentate gyrus. Nature reviews. Neuroscience. 2016 Sep;17(9):562-575 (2191602)

Expansion of mossy fibers and CA3 apical dendritic length accompanies the fall in dendritic spine density after gonadectomy in male, but not female, rats
Mendell, Ari L; Atwi, Sarah; Bailey, Craig D C; McCloskey, Dan; Scharfman, Helen E; MacLusky, Neil J. Expansion of mossy fibers and CA3 apical dendritic length accompanies the fall in dendritic spine density after gonadectomy in male, but not female, rats. Brain structure & function. 2016 Jun 9;222(1):587-601 (2136592)