Ericka Holmstrand, Ph.D.

Graduated: December, 2010
Mentor: Dr. Susan Sesack
Thesis: Heterogeneity of high-affinity choline transporter expression and localization in limbic projections of the cholinergic tegmentum
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Prior Degree: BS Brown University (2000)


Holmstrand, E.C., Asafu-Adjei, J., Sampson, A.R., Blakely, R.D. and Sesack, S.R. Ultrastructural localization of high-affinity choline transporter in the rat anteroventral thalamus and ventral tegmental area: differences in axon morphology and transporter distribution. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2009. (In Press).

Salahpour, A., Ramsey, A.J., Medvedev, I.O., Kile, B., Sotnikova, T.D., Holmstrand, E., Ghisi, V., Nicholls, P.J., Wong, L., Murphy, K., Sesack, S.R., Wightman, R.M., Gainetdinov, R.R. and Caron, M.G. Increased amphetamine-induced hyperactivity and reward in mice overexpressing the dopamine transporter. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105(11):4405-10, 2008.