OBM Neurobiology is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. By design, the scope of OBM Neurobiology is broad, so as to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Neurobiology that interfaces biology with the fundamental and clinical neurosciences. As such, OBM Neurobiology embraces rigorous multidisciplinary investigations into the form and function of neurons and glia that make up the nervous system, either individually or in ensemble, in health or disease. OBM Neurobiology welcomes original contributions that employ a combination of molecular, cellular, systems and behavioral approaches to report novel neuroanatomical, neuropharmacological, neurophysiological and neurobehavioral findings related to the following aspects of the nervous system: Signal Transduction and Neurotransmission; Neural Circuits and Systems Neurobiology; Nervous System Development and Aging; Neurobiology of Nervous System Diseases (e.g., Developmental Brain Disorders; Neurodegenerative Disorders).

OBM Neurobiology publishes research articles, technical reports and invited topical reviews. Although the OBM Neurobiology Editorial Board encourages authors to be succinct, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 7.6 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019 2018 2017


Bart Ellenbroek, PhD (Biography)

Professor and Deputy Head of School, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

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Research Interests: animal models; schizophrenia; gene-environment interactions; drug addiction; autism; dopamine; serotonin; behaviour
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: On the role of early-life neuroinflammation in neuropsychiatric disorders

Editorial Board

Francisco J. Barrantes, MD, PhD

Head and Professor of Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Institute for Biomedical Research, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1300, C1107AAZ, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Research Interests: nervous system; neuron; synapsis; neurological and psychiatric diseases; Alzheimer; superresolution microscopy

Roy G. Beran, Acc Prof

Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia

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Research Interests: Sleep; Health law & ethics; Epilepsy; Sleep disorders; Drug trials; Legal medicine; Neurological conditions & new therapies; Neurological advances

Ronald T. Brown, PhD

School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

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Research Interests: Psychology; Clinical and pediatric psychology; Neuroscience; Attention disorders; Health professions

Thomas H.J. Burne, PhD

Associate Professor, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia

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Research Interests: Neuropsychiatric diseases; Animal Models; Biological Psychiatry; Neuroanatomy; Molecular biology; Schizophrenia; Behavioural neuroscience

Patrizia Campolongo, PhD

Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

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Research Interests: Neurobiology; Neuropsychopharmacology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Neuropharmacology; Behavioral Testing; Behavioral Pharmacology; Cannabinoid Research

Guodong Cao, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, BST S520, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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Research Interests: Brain ischemia, neuronal cell death, neuroprotection, angiogenesis/neurogenesis, white matter injury, stem cell

Tomohiro Chiba, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo 181-8611, Japan

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Research Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; Alzheimer's disease; ALS; Parkinson's disease; neuropathology; neuropharmacology; intracellular signaling pathways; neuro-oncology; CNS malignancy

Severn B. Churn, PhD

1. Director, VCU Brain Bank, VCU Parkinson’s Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
2. Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA

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Research Interests: signal transduction; status epilepticus; ECoEG monitoring; neurochemistry; neuronal excitability; seizure; neurotransmission; epileptogenesis

Mark G. Darlison, BSc, MSc, FRSB, PhD

Professor, School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, Sighthill Court, Edinburgh EH11 4BN, UK


Research Interests: GABA-A receptors; G-protein coupled receptors; invertebrate neuroscience; ion channels; ischaemia; molecular evolution; molecular neurobiology; stroke

Steven I. Dworkin, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455, USA

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Research Interests: neurobehavioral pharmacology; drug abuse; pharmacologic treatment of behavioral disorders; cigarette smoking cessation; experimental analysis of behavior
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Behavioral Neuropharmacology

Luigi De Gennaro, PhD

Head of Psychophysiology Sleep Laboratory, Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, via dei Marsi, 78 I-00185 Rome, Italy

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Research Interests: sleep; sleep in neurodegenerative diseases; sleep regulation; neurophysiology of sleep; sleep disorders; dream recall; ontogenetic aspects of sleep; sleepiness; sleep deprivation

Sabine M. Hölter, PhD

Head Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute of Developmental Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München and Technical University Munich, Germany

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Research Interests: Behavioral Neuroscience; Neuropsychiatric Diseases; Neurodegeneration; Molecular Neurogenetics; Mouse Phenotyping; Neuropharmacology; Neurobiology and Brain Physiology

Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, United States

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Research Interests: Pain; Stress; Theentericnervous System; Primary Sensory Neurons; Dorsal Root Ganglion; Pharmacology; GABA; Glutamate; TRPM8, Health Care Economics and Policies

Mohammad Moshahid Khan, PhD

Departments of Neurology and Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, United States

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Research Interests: Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Neurodegeneration; Neuroinflammation; Parkinson’s Disease; Stroke; Alzheimer’s Disease; Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Responses in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Michael Koch, PhD

Department of Neuropharmacology, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

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Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience; Learning and memory; Brain; Behavioral neuroscience; Neuropharmacology; Neurobiology and brain physiology; Behavioral testing

Tamas Kozicz, MD, PhD

Departments of Clinical Genomics, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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Research Interests: animal models of stress-related mood disorders; neurobiology of stress; urocortin; corticotropin releasing factor; energy metabolism; mitochondria; depression; post-traumatic stress disorder; anxiety

José L. Lanciego, MD, PhD

Staff Scientist and Associate Professor Neurosciences, Department of Neurosciences, Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), University of Navarra Medical School, Pamplona, Spain

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Research Interests: Basal Ganglia anatomy; Parkinson's disease and related synucleinopathies; Glucocerebrosidase; GPCR receptors; Alpha-synuclein; Gene therapy; Neurodegeneration; Nonhuman primates

Linda Larson-Prior, PhD

Professor, PSY Brain Imaging Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA

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Research Interests: neuroimaging; EEG and fMRI; brain dynamics; connectomics; sleep; aging

Bryan W. Luikart, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, The Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA

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Research Interests: synapse formation; dendritic arborization; hippocampus; autism; neurophysiology; developmental plasticity; synaptic plasticity; neurotrophins; molecular signaling; Pten; mTOR; TSC

Gerard Martens, PhD

Head and Professor, Department of Molecular Animal Physiology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Centre for Neuroscience, and Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS 282), Radboud University, Nijmegen, 6525 GA Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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Research Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; multiple sclerosis (MS); neurodevelopment; neurodevelopmental disorders; gene-environment interactions; schizophrenia; molecular pathways; molecular landscapes; neuronal circuitries; behavior; rodent and cellular models; genome-wide DNA/RNA/protein/metabolite approaches

Ralph Martins, PhD

Foundation Chair and Professor of the Centre of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease Research and Care, School of Medical Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA 6027, Australia

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Research Interests: Alzheimer's disease; dementia; neuroscience; beta amyloid; Apo E; lipids; biomarkers; neurodegeneration; proteins; lipoproteins; peptides

Aleksander A. Mathé, MD, PhD

Senior Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Center for Affective Disorders, St Göran's Hospital, SE-112 81 Stockholm, Sweden

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Research Interests: major depression; bipolar disorder; neuropeptides; antidepressants; animal models

Jesper Mogensen, PhD

Founder, Head and Professor of The Unit for Cognitive Neuroscience (UCN), Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 2A, DK-1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark

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Research Interests: neurocognitive organization of the brain; neuroplasticity; brain injury; functional recovery; neurocognitive reorganization

Stephen C. Noctor, PhD

Associate Professor, MIND Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA

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Research Interests: cortical development; fragile X premutation; autism; schizophrenia; neural precursor cells; neurogenesis

Mirela Olympia Fagarasan Palmer, PhD

Professor of Neuropharmacology, University of Southern California Los Angeles, California, USA

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Research Interests: neuropharmacology; neuroimmunology; neuropsychopharmacology and signal transduction
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Psychoneuroimmunology

Miguel A. Pappolla, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Professor of Neurology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

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Research Interests: neurology, neuropathology, neuroprotective drugs, pain medicine, Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, fibromyalgia

Barbara Picconi, PhD

Professor, Experimental Neurophysiology Laboratory, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, University San Raffaele, Rome, Italy

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Research Interests: Electrophysiology; Neurodegenerative Disorders;Neuroscience; Experimental models of Parkinson's disease; Levodopa-induced dyskinesia

Marcella Reale, PhD

Department of Medicine, “G.d’Annunzio” University Chieti-Pescara, Italy

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Research Interests: Inflammation; Cytokines; Neurodegenerative Disease; Neuroinflammation; Autoimmune Diseases; Probiotics and Inflammation

Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD

Texas A & M University, College Station, United States

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Research Interests: Psychology; Social Sciences; Neuroscience; Psychological testing and assessment; Health Professions

Tamsyn Elizabeth Van Rheenen, PhD

1. NHMRC Research Fellow, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Carlton VIC 3056, Australia
2. Adjunct Research Fellow, Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre (BPsyC), Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, School of Health Sciences, Swinburne University, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
3. Adjunct Research Fellow, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Laboratory, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc), The Alfred Hospital and Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia

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Research Interests: bipolar disorder; psychosis; emotion processing; cognition; neuropsychology; neuroimaging; schizophrenia

Diego E. Rincon-Limas, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA

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Research Interests: Drosophila models of neurodegenerative diseases; mechanisms of neurodegeneration; protein misfolding disorders; prion protein; amyloid beta; TDP-43; FUS; ER stress; molecular chaperones

James L. Roberts, PhD

1. Co-Director of Neuroscience Program, Cowles Distinguished Professor of Life Science, Department of Biology, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA
2. Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology/Neuroscience, Center for Biomedical Neuroscience, Barshop Institute for Aging and Longevity Studies, University of Texas HSC, San Antonio, TX 78245, USA

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Research Interests: brain damage; oxidative stress; nigro-striatal pathway; Parkinson’s disease

Carlos Fernando Valenzuela, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

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Research Interests: neurodevelopmental brain disorders; cerebellar and hippocampal development and plasticity; fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; neurotransmitter receptor mechanisms; neural circuits; neurophysiology; neuropharmacology

Maria Teresa Viscomi, PhD

Department of Experimental Neurosciences, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy

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Research Interests: Neurodegenerative Disease; Brain injury; Neuroscience Biochemistry

Weiwen Wang, PhD

CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Beijing, China

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Research Interests: early stress; depression; schizophrenia; cognitive dysfunction; Psychoneuroimmunology; molecular neuroscience

Ya Wen, PhD

TRANSCEND Research, Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown; Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston; Higher Synthesis Foundation, Cambridge; MA 02114, USA


Research Interests: systems biology; biomedicine; neurology; neurocardiology; autism; network analysis; environmental impact

Michael Wu, PhD

President and Founder, Neurodigitech, LLC, University of California, San Diego, USA.

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Research Interests: Neuroanatomy, Systems Neuroscience, 3D morphometrics of neurodegenerative diseases, Stem cell therapy, Brain-computer-interface

Robert Zorec, PhD

Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology-Molecular Cell Physiology, Institute of Pathophysiology, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Research Interests: cell physiology and pathophysiology; biophysics; neuroscience; neuroglia; neurodegeneration; neurodevelopmental disorders, neuroinflammation and neurotrauma