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

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)

Activation of local inhibitory circuits in the dentate gyrus by adult-born neurons
Drew, Liam J; Kheirbek, Mazen A; Luna, Victor M; Denny, Christine A; Cloidt, Megan A; Wu, Melody V; Jain, Swati; Scharfman, Helen E; Hen, Rene. Activation of local inhibitory circuits in the dentate gyrus by adult-born neurons. Hippocampus. 2016 Jun;26(6):763-778 (1877832)

Corruption of the dentate gyrus by "dominant" granule cells: Implications for dentate gyrus function in health and disease
Scharfman, Helen E; Myers, Catherine E. Corruption of the dentate gyrus by "dominant" granule cells: Implications for dentate gyrus function in health and disease. Neurobiology of learning & memory. 2016 Mar;129:69-82 (1786732)