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Joan                           Baizer

Joan S. Baizer PhD

Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Associate Professor

 
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Professional Summary:

The focus of my research is on understanding the comparative neurochemical organization of brainstem and cerebellar structures that mediate balance, posture and movement and analyzing how this organization may vary with development, learning, aging, gender or neurological disease. I am also interested in how these systems have changed over evolution, and am comparing brainstem and cerebellar organization in humans and apes.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Psychology, Brown University (1973)
  • MS, Psychology, Brown University (1970)
  • BA, Psychology, Bryn Mawr College, Magna cum Laude with Honors (1968)
Employment:
  • Associate Professor, University at Buffalo (1984-present)
  • Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (1976-present)
  • Guest Researcher (Sabbatical), Anatomical Sciences, University College, London, United Kingdom (1995)
  • Guest Worker (Sabbatical), Laboratory of Neuropsychology, NIH (1988)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Neurobiology, National Institutes of Health, NIH (1973–1976)

Research Expertise:
  • Comparative Neuroanatomy
  • Immunohistochemistry, Histology
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2008–December 2009
    “Aging and plasticity in the vestibular system.”
    Canadian Health Institutes for Research
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • Mechanisms of recovery after striate cortex lesions
    American Association of Dental Schools
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,200
  • Organization of visual funciton in prestriate cortex
    American Association of Dental Schools
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Effects of methylphenidate on gene expression in the rat brain
    NIDA
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $100,000

Journal Articles:
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Professional Memberships:
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • WIN; Women in Neuroscience
Presentations:
  • "Immunoreactivity for CAT301 and SMI32 in the VNC of the cat." SFN annual meeting (2004)
  • "Finger use in monkeys and patients with cerebellar lesions." SFN annual meeting (2003)
  • "Immunoreactivity for 8B3 in the VNC of cat and monkey." SFN annual meeting (2003)
  • "Immunoreactivity for calcium-binding proteins in the cat claustrum" SFN annual meeting (2003)
  • "What the electrode does not see (...or neuroanatomy is women's work)." Progress in Sensorimotor Research (2003)
  • "Neurochemical orgaization of the vestibular nuclear complex of the monkey" SFN annual meeting (2002)
  • "Distribution of ChAT immunoreactivity in the vestibular nuclear complex of the cat." SFN annual meeting (2001)
  • "Methylphenidate induces c-fos expression in juvenile rats" SFN annual meeting (2001)
  • "Calretinin immunoreactivity in the vestibular nuclear complex of the cat." SFN annual meeting (2000)
  • "Distribution of c-fos immunoreactive cells in the cat vestibular nuclear complex after prolonged horizontal axis rotation" SFN annual meeting (2000)
  • "Serotonergic innervation of the primate claustrum" SFN annual meeting (1999)
  • "Subcortical targets of the primary somatosensory cortex in rats" SFN annual meeting, SFN annual meeting (1997)
  • "Immunoreactivity for calcium-binding proteins defines cell classes in the claustrum of the monkey" SFN annual meeting (1996)
  • "Differential projections of the dorsolateral pontine nuclei and nucleus reticularis pontis to the cerebellar cortex of macaques." SFN annual meeting (1994)
  • "Cerebellar lesion effects on prism adaptation in a Macaque monkey" Physiological Society (England) (1994)
  • "Organization of subcortical connections of posterior parietal and inferior temporal cortex in monkeys" SFN annual meeting (1991)
  • "Distribution of corticotectal cells in the superior temporal sulcus of the macaque" SFN annual meeting (1990)
  • "Distribution of response properties across topographic subdivisions of macaque prelunate gyrus" SFN annual meeting (1990)
  • "Bilateral projections of the parabigeminal nucleus in macaques" SFN annual meeting (1989)
  • "Bilateral projections of the parabigeminal nucleus in macaques" SFN annual meeting (1989)
  • "Organization of visual projections to parietal and temporal cortex in the macaque" SFN annual meeting (1988)
  • "Visual input to the cerebellum of macaques" SFN annual meeting (1988)
  • "Response properties of neurons on the prelunate gyrus of the awake monkey." ARVO annual meeting (1987)
  • "Effects of kainic acid lesions of the pulvinar on saccadic eye movements" SFN annual meeting (1986)
  • "Comparison of saccadic eye movements in man and macaque" SFN annual meeting (1984)
  • "Visuotopic organization on the prelunate gyrus in the Rhesus monkey." SFN annual meeting, SFN annual meeting (1981)
  • "Behavioral demonstration of the McCollough effect in the monkey" SFN annual meeting (1978)
  • "Role of the cerebellum in visuomotor control" Johns Hopkins University (1977)
  • "Receptive fields in areas 18 and 19 of the awake, behaving monkey" SFN annual meeting (1976)
  • "Receptive field properties of prestriate neurons: evidence for parallel processing" SFN annual meeting (1975)
  • "Striate and prestriate receptive fields in Rhesus monkey: indications of serial processing" SFN annual meeting (1975)
  • "Receptive field properties of prestriate neurons studied in the awake monkey" Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting (1975)
  • "Activity of prestriate neurons in behaving monkey" SFN annual meeting (1974)
  • "Role of cerebellum in prism adaptation." Physiological Society (England) (1974)
  • "2003. Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI, NIH. “What the electrode does not see...or ‘Neuroanatomy is Women’s Work’.”" LSR, Laboratory for Sensorimotor Research
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Service Activities:
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Faculty Council; Alternate Member (1999)
  • Special Education Advocate, BPS; coChair of SEPAC; Volunteer (2001)
  • Disability Advocate, Jewish Community Center

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Contact Information

123 Sherman Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3096
Email: baizer@buffalo.edu


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