Randy Blakely, PhD
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Blakely’s research has elucidated the structure, regulation, pharmacology and pathophysiology of neurotransmitter transporter proteins and has applied these discoveries to gain insights into neuromuscular, cardiovascular, cognitive, behavioral, disorders, including autism.
Dr. Blakely’s discoveries have resulted in more than a dozen patents, leading to his induction into the National Academy of Inventors. He is also an elected member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).
Dr. Blakely has received numerous awards for his research and mentorship, including the ASPET Astellas Award and Julius Axelrod Prize, two Distinguished Investigator Awards from the Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation (BBRF), a Zenith Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, and a MERIT Award from the NIH.
BRAIN Funded Projects
Pharmacologically Remediable Traits of ASD in a Mouse Model Implicate a Serotonin – Neuroinflammatory Connection
Recent & Selected Publications
Quinlan MA, Robson MJ, Ye R, Rose KL, Schey KL, Blakely RD. Ex vivo Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Serotonin Transporter Interactome: Network Impact of the SERT Ala56 Coding Variant. Front Mol Neurosci. 2020;13:89. Published 2020 Jun 8. doi:10.3389/fnmol.2020.00089
Areal LB, Blakely RD. Neurobehavioral changes arising from early life dopamine signaling perturbations. Neurochem Int. 2020;137:104747. doi:10.1016/j.neuint.2020.104747
Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Blakely RD. Networking in autism: leveraging genetic, biomarker and model system findings in the search for new treatments. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012;37(1):196-212. doi:10.1038/npp.2011.185
BRAIN Synchrony Symposia presentations
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