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Dr. Kurt Haas

Cornell University
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Tula Foundation Investigator
Brain Research Centre MSFHR Scholar

Position: Associate Professor
Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology

Email:  email address
Office telephone: 604-822-9770
Fax: 604-822-7299

Also see:   Haas Lab Website

Dr. Kurt Haas


Research Interests:

Direct imaging of structural and functional plasticity in the intact and awake developing brain underlying normal growth and formation of dysfunctional neural networks leading to Autism, Schizophrenia and Epilepsy.


Selected References:

Podgorski, K., Terpetschnig, E., Klochko, O.P., Obukhova, O.M. and K. Haas (2013) Ultra-bright and -stable red and near-infrared squaraine fluorophores for in vivo two-photon imaging. PloS One. 7(12):e51980. PMID: 23251670.

Chen, S.X., A. Cherry, P.K. Tari, K. Podgorski, K. Kwong, and K. Haas (2012) The transcription factor MEF2 directs developmental visually-driven functional and structural metaplasticity. Cell 151: 4155. PMID: 23021214.

Podgorski K, and K. Haas. (2012) Fast non-negative temporal deconvolution for laser scanning microscopy. Journal of Biophotonics 6(2):153-62". PMID: 22438321.

Podgorski, K., Dunfield, D., and K. Haas (2011) Functional clustering drives encoding improvement in a developing brain network during awake visual learning. PLoS Biology 10(1): e1001236. PMID: 22253571.

Hossain, S., Hewapathirane, D.S., and K. Haas (2011) Dynamic Morphometrics reveals contributions of dendritic growth cones and filopodia to dendritogenesis in the intact and awake embryonic brain. Developmental Neurobiology 72(4):615-27. PMID: 21793227.

Chen, S.X., P.K. Tari, K. She, and K. Haas (2010) Neurexin-Neuroligin cell adhesion complexes contribute to synaptotropic dendritogenesis via growth stabilization mechanisms in vivo. Neuron 67: 967-83.

Dunfield, D. and K. Haas (2010) In vivo single cell excitability probing of neuronal ensembles in the intact and awake developing brain. Nature Protocols 5: 841-848.

Dunfield, D. and K. Haas (2009) Metaplasticity governs natural experience-driven plasticity of nascent embryonic brain circuits. Neuron 64: 240-250.

Liu, X.F., P.K. Tari, and K. Haas (2009) PKM ζ restricts dendritic arbor growth by filopodial and branch stabilization within the intact and awake developing brain. Journal of Neuroscience 29: 12229-12235.

Haas, K., J. Li and H.T. Cline (2006) AMPA receptors regulate experience-dependent dendritic arbor growth in vivo. PNAS 103: 12127-12131.

Sin, W.C., K. Haas, E.S. Ruthazer and H.T. Cline (2002) Dendrite growth increased by visual activity requires NMDA receptor and Rho GTPases. Nature 419: 475-480.

Haas, K., W.C. Sin, A. Javaherian, Z. Li and H.T. Cline (2001) Single-cell electroporation for gene transfer in vivo. Neuron 29: 583-591.

Foa, L., I. Rajan, K. Haas, G.Y. Wu, P. Brakeman, P. Worley and H. Cline (2001) The scaffold protein, Homer1b/c, regulates axon pathfinding in the central nervous system in vivo. Nature Neuroscience 4: 499-506.

Cantallops, I., K. Haas and H.T. Cline (2000) Postsynaptic CPG15 promotes synaptic maturation and presynaptic axon arbor elaboration in vivo. Nature Neuroscience 3: 1004-1011.



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